Herbal Teas to Fight Insomnia

· May 31, 2015

Sometimes it is difficult to sleep peacefully. Insomnia is a problem that can affect work performance and personal matters in the daily lives of many people.  There are many factors that can cause insomnia which we will divide into primary and secondary factors below.

Secondary usually refers to a reflection of some sort of illness or affect, whether it be emotional like depression, anxiety, or stress.  It can also be related to physical issues like arthritis, headaches, asthma, thyroid issues, stomach acid, or menopause, among others.  When insomnia is primary, it is not necessarily related to another condition.

If you suffer from any of the previously mentioned conditions, it is better to focus on treating it first, which will then naturally result in sleeping better. Nonetheless, we want to suggest a few homemade herbal teas recommended to drink before bed which fight insomnia and naturally promote rest, relaxation, and tranquility.


Valerian a medical plant to heal insomnia

This is one of the first recommendations to help you sleep that has been used throughout history.  It levels nerves and relaxes muscles.  It also reduces stress, depression, body tremors, upset stomach, and menstrual pains.


You can also use chamomile to regulate sleep patterns, along with other curative qualities.  It works as an anti-inflammatory agent, lightens hair color, and eases a sore throat if you gargle with the herbal tea.  If applied externally, it also helps with scarring.

Lime blossom

Lime blossom can not only help fight insomnia, but can also help calm nerves, relax muscles, alleviate pains, and reduce stomach cramps.  It treats arthritis and respiratory system conditions, and helps with head, stomach, neck, and cervical pains.

Lime blossom is also recommended for serious bug bites, sunburns, and skin care.

Lemon balm

Lemon balm

This is recommended since it helps with nervous system balance, and combats stress, insomnia, palpitations, muscle spasms, and also helps with proper functioning of the digestive system.


This functions as a sedative, recommended especially for insomnia and stress problems, and is also recommended to improve the functioning of the digestive system.  It also treats migraines, fatigue, and even serves as an aphrodisiac.  It can be used externally to disinfect and cure wounds.



This plant has chemical properties that offer calming, sleep-inducing, and body-relaxing effects.  It also helps with conditions such as anxiety, withdrawal symptoms, lightheadedness, and blood vessel inflammation.


Mint has properties capable of stabilizing the nervous system and inducing sleep.  It also prevents stomach problems, combats gastritis, and muscle spasms.

Advice for better sleep

  • Don’t stay up late watching television
  • Eat light and don’t sleep on a full stomach
  • Respect your sleep schedule
  • Take a shower before bed
  • Don’t take your cell-phone and computer to bed with you
  • Keep your sheets and blankets clean
  • Don’t drink alcohol before sleeping
  • Use a medium firmness mattress, one not too soft nor too hard