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Natural Herbs for Sleep

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Insomnia affects approximately one-third of the adult population. Studies have shown that chronic insomnia varies between 10-30% population worldwide.

1 in 8 adults who experience issues with sleep will opt to take sleeping pills, however, taking medication over a long period of time is unhealthy for your body.

An alternative solution is to improve your sleep cycle and assist your body by taking natural herbs. In this article, we'll take a look at 5 natural herbs that you take for better sleep.

We recommend consulting with a professional before taking herbs, particularly if you are taking any medication at the same time.

Health Wise has over thirty years of clinical experience. We aim to deliver the best Chinese Medicine treatments in Hong Kong. If you want to learn more about our clinic or make an appointment, feel free to contact us. For inquiries, you can call 2526 7908 or email

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Article Contents:

Herbs For Better Sleep

  1. Lavender

  2. Chamomile

  3. Orange Peel

Health Wise Exclusive Herbal Tea Recipe: Sweet Dreams

Chinese Medicine Green Tea
Herbs For Better Sleep

Herbs For Better Sleep

Insomnia is often worsened by stress. High levels of stress can cause a decline in melatonin production (the sleep hormone) at night and affect your quality of sleep.

Spurred by the COVID pandemic, people are suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression at a higher rate than before.

Here are three of the most common herbs that you can incorporate into your everyday life to help you get a better rest at night:

1. Lavender

2. Chamomile

3. Valerian Root

Let’s see how these herbs can help you!

1. Lavender

Lavender has sedative properties and can help with sleep.

Research has shown that lavender has anxiolytic (reduce anxiety), mood stabilizer, sedative, analgesic, and anticonvulsive and neuroprotective properties.

Additionally, in a 2017 review, essential oils from lavender have been shown to be helpful for the short-term treatment of anxiety.

For those whose insomnia is perpetuated by stress and anxiety. Lavender can help to calm your nerves and provide better sleep.

Lavender supplements, teas, and essential oils are all viable options. Here's a helpful link to get lavender essential oil online.

2. Chamomile

Chamomile is widely popular as a natural tranquilizer.

If you are suffering from insomnia, consider taking chamomile tea before going to bed. Inhaling the aromas and drinking the tea can help you to relax before you sleep.

Here's a helpful link to get chamomile tea online.

3. Orange Peel

Don't throw away your orange peels just yet.

Research has shown that orange peel can be surprisingly effective for improving post-partum sleep quality; women 8 weeks after delivery reported better sleep quality after using orange peel essential oils than the control group.

Health Wise Exclusive Herbal Tea Recipe: Sweet Dreams

Enjoy the following exclusive herbal tea recipe from Health Wise for Sweet Dreams in the short video below:

Herbs can be a great option for you to achieve a better sleep naturally, however herbal remedies are not acute treatments and can take several days to weeks for the positive effects to be felt. Before using any herbs be sure to understand the drug interactions with other prescriptions you might be taking. If you are in doubt, consult a professional before attempting anything yourself.

If you're interested in herbal therapy treatments, feel free to contact us and make an appointment. For inquiries. you can follow this link here. Alternatively, you can call 2526 7908 or email

Health Wise Practitioners

We can try to manage issues ourselves, however, it is always best to seek professional help for the best results.

At Health Wise, our professional team of practitioners will work together with you to create a custom solution to suit your body composition. We create herbal formulas based on your unique pattern of symptoms. Come and see our Health Wise practitioners.

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