Night Rider - An Herbal Tea for Insomniacs

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If you are having trouble sleeping through the night, try Night Rider - Herbal Tea for Insomniacs. Some ingredients include:

Jasmine Flowers – These flowers have a fragrance which helps the body relax. Researchers have found that jasmine effectively reduced heart rate, increased calmness, and helped participants sleep more easily. This will lead to a rejuvenation and increased alertness during the day.  Widely used as a natural remedy for depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia, it has been found to contain sedative compounds which help to induce sleep and regulate sleep patterns. Jasmine has been used in China for many centuries for its medicinal qualities, such as libido and fertility booster.  Jasmine is also full of antioxidants which can help to boost the immune system.

Schisandra Berry – Can help control the changes in adrenaline and serotonin levels caused by stress. This adaptagen combats “adrenal fatigue” linked to stress and helps to reduce anxiety. As an adaptogen, this berry also regulates energy and stress levels, which helps to balance the thyroid and hormones.

Catnip - Catnip tea contains vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and sodium. According to tea enthusiast site The Right Tea, catnip's calming properties can help relieve stress, anxiety, and help treat insomnia and migraines. It is a natural antacid and can help with colic, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and flatulence.

Passionflower – Appears to boost the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in your brain. This compound lowers brain activity, which may help you relax and sleep better.  Common uses for Passionflower are sleep problems (insomnia), anxiety, adjustment disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pain, fibromyalgia, relieving opioid withdrawal symptoms, reducing anxiety and nervousness before surgery, and heart failure. 

Poppy Seeds – Poppy seeds are an amazing Ayurvedic remedy which serves as a wonderful sleep aid.  Poppy seeds are extremely rich in minerals and oils and are known to restore the body.  Ayurveda regards them as a tonifier, since poppy seeds contain moisturizing oils, adding them into your diet will nourish and tone your skin. According to Chinese Medicine, their deep blue color indicates that they strengthen the kidneys, which is fundamental for building vibrancy and vitality.  Poppy seeds can also be used as an effective remedy for insomnia, it will relax your central nervous system, putting your body in "rest and digest" mode, so your body can use its energy to rebuild strength and resilience.

Chamomile – One of the best herbs for stress.  Chamomile has been shown to decrease cortisol levels and balance mood better than some medications.

Lavender – Alleviates anxiety, sleep disturbances and depression.  Lavender can be used to help with migraines, anxiety depression and stress.

Lemon Balm – A member of the mint family which contains a lemony aroma.  This herb is widely used for anxiety and depression and well-known for its anti-anxiety and memory boosting properties.  Researchers in a 2018 study found that lemon balm reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia in people with the angina heart condition.  Because it is a cognitive enhancer, you may notice improved processing speed and memory. Lemon Balm can also help with nerves and irritability.  

Rhodiola Rosea – It is also known as a golden root, originated in Asia for medicine. It contains a phytochemical known as salisdroside, which is helpful in reducing cortisol levels. Rhodiola also helps to improve mood and depression and alleviate stress  

St. John’s Wort - Taking St. John’s Wort has been linked with increasing the amount of serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a feel-good chemical in the brain that people with depression are often low in. Numerous research studies, including a 2008 study published as part of the Cochrane Systematic Review, have found that St. John’s Wort is at least as effective as standard antidepressant drugs at treating mild to moderate depressive disorders, but with few potentially harmful side effects (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.htm).

Ashwagandha -This herb from the Ayurvedic system is known for its adaptogenic qualities, this means that it strengthens the systems of the body against stress and modern living.