Friday, July 18, 2008

Herbal Remedies for Sleeplessness

I have written previously about insomnia, but I have been getting more and more questions about sleeplessness, anxiety, insomnia, and stress. So I am going to write a series of articles on these topics, and go into a little more detail about them, and some traditional herbal remedies.

I wanted to start by listing a few herbs that I have found helpful generally for all these problems. Some are relaxing herbs, some are adaptogens (herbs that help the body adapt), some are general tonics.

A partial list of herbs follows: Siberian Ginseng (not a true ginseng, see my post,
More Than One Ginseng); Reishi Mushroom; Rhodiola rosea; Chamomile; Scutellaria; Vallerian; Hops; and He Shou Wu are the primary herbal remedies that come to mind.

I will post more specific information about these herbs, and how to use them safely and effectively, as well as some thoughts on dealing with stress, anxiety and sleeplessness.

If you have any questions, use the form here: Ask Your Herbal Remedy Questions.

The material presented in this blog is for informational use only and should in no way be used as a substitute for needed medical treatment. I am not a doctor, I do not diagnose or treat disease. If you need medical care, please consult the appropriate medical professional. And please discuss with your doctor if you are taking or planning to take any herbal preparations

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