The Best Teas for a Good Night's Sleep

    We know that tea, whether black, green or tisane, contain ingredients that promote good health. We also know that good health is impossible without good sleep. Let's take a look at some ingredients that promote good sleep. You can get many of these ingredients in tea which makes them easily accessible. They're available at Hackberry Tea for your convenience. Try several in our sample packs to determine which one you love.

Chamomile

     Chamomile is an herb derived from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. It contains apigenin, which is a sleep-promoting antioxidant.

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Lavender 

    Some sleep studies show that lavender aromatherapy may help with insomnia. Infusing it in your tea may help calm and soothe you for bedtime.

Valerian Root

     Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) is a perennial tall flowering grassland plant native to Europe and Asia but also grown in the U.S. Some studies suggest that it may help reduce the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep and may help with better quality of sleep. It has been widely studied, but the results are not conclusive. Always ask a doctor when you're thinking of taking any substance, especially if you're already on other medication. Valerian root may interact negatively with some medicines. 

How Has Valerian Root Been Used?

     Hippocrates (460-370 BC), known as the "Father of Medicine," would prescribe it for insomnia dating back to the 2nd century. Galen, a Greek physician who Hippocrates highly influenced in the 16th century, would prescribe it nervousness, trembling, headaches, and heart palpitations. Hippocrates and Galen were highly respected in their fields for a very long time, but keep in mind that it was before the age of the modern medical era. Many of their theories have been debunked in more recent medical history. When I say recent, I mean the last 100 years. Modern studies hold to a more scientific approach than the studies Hippocrates or Galen would've conducted. So all that to say take their prescribing of Valerian root with a grain of salt. A second opinion after Hippocrates and Galen is probably a good idea, especially when judging against some of the 2nd and 16th-century medical practices.

     Since Valerian root may help to promote a better night's sleep, it's often included in tea along with other soothing ingredients. Try our Evening Peace and Quiet tea, which includes Valerian root to your nighttime relaxing routine. You may have noticed that some teas have several sleep-promoting ingredients, which is why they're listed under Chamomile and Lavender. Our Evening Peace and Quiet Tea has the most sleep-promoting ingredients. It has Valerian root, Chamomile, Lavender, and other ingredients. It's our most complete sleep-promoting tea.

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