This lovely night-time tisane contains three simple ingredients, Lemon Balm Leaves, Melissa officinalis, Lavender Flowers, Lavandula angustifolia, and Chamomile Flower, Chamaemelum nobile.
Naturally caffeine free this delightful tea can be drunk at any time but for helping you sleep drink a cup of hot Sleepy Tea and then turn the lights out. Studies done on Lemon Balm have shown it has a mild sedative or calming effect and has shown to improve mood and increase mental performance. Previously known as Lavandula officinalis referring to its medicinal properties. Lavender is often used to help promote sleep, A Connecticut University found in controlled tests that Lavender promoted deeper sleep and subjects felt more vigorous in the morning. Chamomile flowers, Chamaemelum nobile, are commonly regarded as a mild tranquiliser or sleep inducer. Its calming effects are attributed to an antioxidant called apigenin found in abundance in the flowers. Apigenin binds specific receptors in your brain that may decrease anxiety and initiate sleep. Tastes lovely as well.
It goes without saying that if you're pregnant (or are under the doc for anything) caution should be exercised with herbal decoctions.