Herbs for Sleeping Difficulties (Besides Chamomile)
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: James
Posted on: June 04, 2008

Do you have any herbal remedies or requirements to sleeping? Please no chamomile -- my family is allergic.

There are many underlying causes for sleep difficulties such as blood sugar and hormonal swings, metabolic irritants, nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities, behavioral issues, pain and discomfort, excess stimulation, and worrying to name a few. Addressing the underlying issues are recommended.

Herbs to help calm the body so that sleep may be possible are catnip, lavender, valerian root, passionflower, wood betony and lemon balm.

B vitamins and essential fatty acids are nutrients that are necessary for a calm nervous system.

I would suggest that you consult a registered herbalist to find the underlying cause for the best success.

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