Trouble sleeping? You may think you’ve already tried everything, but here are options… and teas that you may not have known about and that can help you fall asleep naturally.
It originated in Europe and has been used in gastronomy as a spice… but in popular medicine for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and for promoting sleep. Do you want to know something very interesting? Legends tell ancient Greece students used rosemary wreaths during their exams to improve memory. Wow
This Flower is from Asia, where it’s been consumed in the form of tea, since it has properties that help us relax and fall asleep. In some parts of the world, Jasmine tea is mixed with green tea due to the calming properties that both have and because they complement each other well. Have you already tried this combination?
Herbal ingredient that has been used for thousands of years as part of the traditional medicine of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. You may have heard that it is used to reduce inflammation of the throat, to reduce anxiety or for colds. A research carried out in 2017 concluded that chamomile also helps to sleep, and to have a quality sleep.
It comes from India, its root is widely known because it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that have a positive effect on mild digestive diseases. In addition, immunomodulatory properties have been attributed to it and in recent months it has been marketed as the main component of Golden Milk, which has been well received by consumers because it helps them sleep better.
Did you already know about these options? Remember that before trying something to be able to fall asleep, it is very important that you consult a health professional to evaluate your case. This is because in some cases plants can contain compounds that, if consumed in large quantities or frequently, can cause unwanted effects.
Author: Nerissa Álvarez
Review: Betzabe Guido
Adib-Hajbaghery, M., & Mousavi, S. N. (2017). The effects of chamomile extract on sleep quality among elderly people: A clinical trial. Complementary therapies in medicine, 35, 109-114.
Ehiri, J. C. (2020). The Role of Tea in Sleep Improvement and Cancer Prevention. In Neurological Modulation of Sleep (pp. 245-254). Academic Press.
Chang, S. M., & Chen, C. H. (2016). Effects of an intervention with drinking chamomile tea on sleep quality and depression in sleep disturbed postnatal women: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of advanced nursing, 72 (2), 306-315.
Nematolahi, P., Mehrabani, M., Karami-Mohajeri, S., & Dabaghzadeh, F. (2018). Effects of Rosmarinus officinalis L. on memory performance, anxiety, depression, and sleep quality in university students: A randomized clinical trial. Complementary therapies in clinical practice, 30, 24-28.
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