Herbal Remedies for Insomnia

Herbal remedies for insomnia would probably be a great idea to combat this sleepless malady (pun not intended). Study shows or claim for that matter that 10 to 20 percent of American adults suffer from insomnia. I have yet to see studies on populations around the world. With that in mind and also that only behavioral or psychological techniques can actually cure insomnia and prolonged use of sleeping pills can only result in dependency. Herbal remedies and relief is the best alternative.

I will be mentioning some of those herbal remedies for Insomnia but let me put this straight, before you take or embark in any herbal medications mentioned, we suggest you consult your doctor.

Essential oils are used to calm our senses and used for massages. These are organic compounds that are extracted from various plant parts. Essential oil compounds are found in the flowers, fruit, roots, blossoms and buds of the plants.

Ginseng is one of those great Chinese herbs and one of the most widely recognized plant used in native medicine. Ginseng used to balance and counter the effects of stress, boost energy levels, help in mental and body fatigue.

Maca. Maca grows in volcanically enriched soils high up in the Peruvian Andes in a pure, unpolluted atmosphere. According to scientific research, Maca is amazingly rich in vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E and healthy amino acids, carbohydrates, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, including calcium, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, iron. Benefits of Maca, increases libido, deeper sleep, balances moods, helps adapt to stress, slows the aging process, lessens aches and pain, which makes it in the list of herbal remedies for Insomnia.

Mushrooms are very good for the immune system as well for vitality and it increase your body’s adaptive abilities. Mushrooms fights off illness by restoring our bodies balance and natural resistance to disease through homeostasis. Mushrooms are high in iron, zinc vegetable proteins, vitamins & minerals, chitin, fiber, essential amino acids but low in calories. Mushrooms are hand up not only as one of those herbal remedies for Insomnia but also as a healthy food supplement.

Extracts of (St John’s wort) is now being recognized as a standard antidepressant therapy. Researchers have studied St John’s Wort for years. The element “hypericin” which is found in it, reacts with specific chemicals in the brain to lower down emotional discomfort, calm our nerves and lift depression.

Yohimbe is a popular herb originally from South Africa. It is widely known to elevate mood and reduce anxiety. It is also used treat narcolepsy and weight loss. This herb has other positive effects on overall health, perfect as one of our herbal remedies for Insomnia.