You’ve tried them all (or almost), but in the evening the stress accumulated during the day just doesn’t seem to want to go away. Your brain continues to work even when you go to bed: you think about your schedule for the next day, the alarm that will ring too soon, etc … No, we are not there!
To fall asleep, you need to relax and keep anxiety off your pillow. Today, in fact, we are introducing you to 3 infusions that will help you chase away stress and sleep like a log.
Grandma’s remedies for sleeping
Grandma’s remedies are infallible and, as if that weren’t enough, they are also:
Yes, we are talking about the infusions, a real cure-all for the mind, for the body and… for sleep! In the evening, therefore, stop munching on chips and chocolate on the sofa, mother nature puts at your disposal many medicinal plants that have therapeutic effects against stress and insomnia. How about you try?
3 sleep-friendly plants *
Today we introduce you to 3 allied infusions of good rest that will become your bedtime drink. It will be a ritual that you will no longer be able to do without.
1. Infusion of passionflower
If your insomnia stems from an anxiety disorder, passion flower tea is just for you. Passionflower, in fact, is a kind of natural sedative and has an almost immediate effect: it helps you to relax, keeps anxieties away and promotes sleepy nights.
2. Infusion of lime tree
Linden, like passionflower, also has calming properties. It acts on tachycardia and stress headaches. Do you know that you can also use it as a natural anti-inflammatory in case of cough?
3. Chamomile tea
Chamomile is known by most as the good night drink. It doesn’t actually directly promote sleep, but muscle relaxation and this, without a doubt, helps you sleep better. It is also recommended to relieve menstrual pains and facilitate digestion.
How to prepare a good infusion
Now that you have made friends with the allied plants of good rest, let’s see together how an infusion is prepared. You can buy the infusions in ready-to-use filter packs, or buy chopped and dried herbs. The choice is yours, we recommend only one thing: buy good quality infusions.
Now put a little water in a saucepan to boil. If your tap water is too hard, use plain water. As soon as it starts to boil, turn off the heat and put it in the cup. Add the tea bag, or a teaspoon of chopped herbs. In this case we advise you not to exceed 1 g per 100 ml of water. Cover the cup with a cloth and let the drink rest for 3 minutes.
Warning: for calming use, excessive herbal extraction easily causes an opposite effect to the desired, particularly in the case of chamomile! Herbal infusions should not exceed 5 minutes unless they are roots, bark or leathery berries.
Taste the infusion. Is it too bitter? Do not add sugar, but a teaspoon of honey or orange zest. Sip it when it’s nice and warm, play relaxing music in the background, close your eyes, think only of good things and… sweet dreams!
If you wish, you can also have your herbalist combine these 3 precious plant elements together, to have an even more complete infusion on your night’s rest. Infusions are useful for promoting sleep, but there are also natural products for insomnia that are more effective than herbal teas!