Herbal Sleep Supplements & Aids
In the Ayurvedic tradition, sleep is one of the four pillars of health. Sleep is essential for both our biology and our psychology. It is no secret that we need proper rest and rejuvenation to maintain our physical and mental health and well-being. Here at Banyan Botanicals, we take these pillars seriously, which is just one of the reasons we are proud to offer many herbal sleep aid options and natural sleep supplements—from our variety of herbal tablets to our herbal-infused oils, to our wide offering of bulk herbs, the best herbs for sleep are at your fingertips.
Ayurvedic Herbs for Sleep
For millennia, humans have looked to plants for their variety of life-supporting qualities, including their ability to support and enhance relaxation, mood, calm, and sleep. Perhaps some of the most widely-known herbs to help you sleep are valerian, chamomile, and ashwagandha. Valerian is a rhizome with an affinity for the nervous system. In Ayurvedic terms, it is considered tamasic which means it has a heavy quality, like earth. It helps to calm the muscles and nervous system and also to help cleanse ama, or natural toxins, from the colon and blood. Chamomile is a flower that grows wild around the world. It is considered a sattvic herb and is said to be balancing to the emotions. Chamomile is calming and soothing and especially good for pitta. While ashwagandha has long been used in Ayurvedic pharmacology, it has been gaining popularity in the West for its nutritive and regenerative qualities. Ashwagandha is also considered sattvic, calming, and rejuvenating for vata. When our nervous system and vata dosha are nourished, our bodies are better able to handle the stresses in our lives.
Our I Sleep Soundly™ formula combines these herbs and more to create a truly synergistic all-natural sleep aid. Used with our Sleep Easy Oil, these two make the perfect addition for your nightly routine. To learn more about healthy sleep practices, you can read more in the Ayurvedic Guide to Balanced Sleep.