Within the thousands of remedies to fall asleep that have ever been considered, there are the infusions: those herbal drinks (more or less delicious) that seem to cure everything.
If you want to feel like a true shaman, read on to find out which herbal teas are good to help you sleep.
How do you prepare an infusion?
If you are bad at cooking recipes, do not despair: there is no nothing easier than preparing an infusion.
The only ingredients that are needed are boiling water and herbs to be consumed (and sugar or honey if desired). Once the water is in a cup, add the herbs and wait between 5 and 10 minutes (depending on the type of herb). And ready!
Herbs for infusions can be purchased in small sachets, like teas, which are very convenient (although they generate more waste) or in packages, which would require a small strainer for infusions.
Passionflower, also known as ‘passion flower’, is a flower that, when consumed, has large sedative properties, calm tachycardia, migraines, muscle aches and prevent gastrointestinal spasms, improving sleep quality of the consumer.
This flower so popular in the world of infusions, greatly reduces nervousness, the time it takes to fall asleep and anxiety in person. Combined with passionflower, the sedative effects of both herbs are enhanced.
However, it is contraindicated for pregnancies, treatments with powerful sleeping pills, its mixture with the alcohol and breastfeeding periods, due to its powerful (albeit natural) effects.
Linden and chamomile
Although they can be drunk separately perfectly, these two plants like to go hand in hand as best friends (and they work great as a team!)
The linden is possibly the most famous infusion thanks to its soothing effects and its softness (you can take up to four cups of linden a day).
Chamomile, on the other hand, works wonders when it comes to calm the heaviness of meals and stomach aches, in addition to having anti-inflammatory, sedative, antiallergic and antibacterial properties.
Lemon verbena is a plant native to South America that has tranquilizing effects huge: helps to clear the mind, to lfree from stress and with the effects of indigestion. Nevertheless, its consumption is not recommended for pregnant women.
This flower, both drinking it like smelling it, has calming aromas that help sleep adequately. What's more, reduces fever, the effects of colds and respiratory illnesses like asthma.
The poppy is one of the flowers most appreciated in medicine Thank you to your sedative, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is possible to distinguish between two types of poppies: the poppy (which is from which opium is derived and contains morphine) and the wild, which does not contain any of the above.
The infused wild poppy helps calm nerves, irritability, headaches and tachycardias. Readin (a type of alkaloid) contained in poppy, helps to fight insomnia and respiratory conditions.
The last tea we are going to talk about, (and possibly less well known) is turmeric tea. Act like anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antibiotic. And, taken with honey, its effects are further enhanced.