This tea contains herbs that have been traditionally known to have a calming effects on the body and mind to induce sleep. Drink 1 cup about an hour before bedtime. Can be drunk with milk if you like such things.
If you are interested in this same blend but without the valerian and hops try our Starlight Sleep blend.
Valerian is most often used as an alternative medicine for insomnia in place of hypnotic drugs. It is also sometimes used as an alternative for sedatives, such as benzodiazepines, in the treatment of certain anxiety disorders.
This blend is not intended for every day use, rather as an aid to help sleep when you really need to rest. Regular use can build up tolerance to the effectiveness of the herbs.
Hops are also used in herbal medicine in a way similar to valerian, as a treatment for anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia. A pillow filled with hops is a popular folk remedy for sleeplessness, and animal research has shown a sedative effect.
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This product is not intended to treat or cure any disease or dysfunction. Combing some herbal products with prescription or over the counter drugs may not be advised. Always consult your health care professional. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. Discontinue use if you experience any difficulty breathing, hives, or skin irritation. Not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing, or for children under age 18.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1.5 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 7 minutes.
- Organic: chamomile, valerian root, scullcap, catnip, peppermint, stevia, spearmint, *passion flower, lemon balm, lemongrass, lavender, hops