Herbs for Sleep
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 well-being, not to mention a healthy mood and stress response. Here at Banyan Botanicals, we take these pillars seriously, which is why we are proud to offer many natural sleep supplements to help you fall asleep and get an adequate amount of shut eye. These Ayurvedic sleep aids include a variety of herbal tablets, herbal-infused oils, calming bedtime teas, and a wide offering of bulk herbs.
Sleep Supplements & Natural Sleep Aids
For millennia, humans have looked to plants for their variety of life-supporting qualities, including their ability to support and enhance relaxation, calm, and restful sleep. Some of the most widely known herbs to protect you from trouble sleeping and promote deep rest and renewal 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 relax the muscles 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 has a calming effect and is especially good for pitta.
- Ashwagandha has long been used in Ayurvedic pharmacology and 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.
If you’re wondering what to do when you can’t sleep, look no further. Banyan’s I Sleep Soundly tablets combine these herbs and more to create a truly synergistic formula to improve sleep quality. It is also an excellent choice if you are seeking a natural sleep aid without melatonin. Used with our Sleep Easy Oil, these two make the perfect pair to resolve sleep problems and support a good night sleep.