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What plants for sleep?

 What plants for sleep?

What plants for sleep?, Hawthorn, The lime tree, Valerian, The lemon balm, The corniced lotier, Chamomile, doctor is you

To find sleep have you thought about plants? Valerian, passivelore, lime tree... Some are excellent remedies for sleeping well. To your herbal teas!

Against sleep problems, there is an interesting alternative: plants. Effective, they do not cause addiction or side effects but they require a little patience. Their beneficial effects usually appear only after three to four days.

Known since the dawn of time, these plants are the key ingredients of the herbal teas, sold in sachets. The "purists" can buy them in herbalism and concoct their own mixtures by following our advice of use.


Hawthorn is the plant that would have been used to make the crown of Christ. According to popular belief, neither lightning nor the devil can reach this little shrub because its flowers have touched Christ. More prosaically, it contains flavonoids similar to those of grapes whose antioxidant properties help lower cholesterol. Antispasmodic, calming, hawthorn improves heart rhythm disorders. It is particularly recommended in case of stress, anxiety for its sedative action, conducive to sleep.

How do I use it?

Hawthorn flowers are infused for about 10 minutes. Count about one teaspoon per cup.

The lime tree

This tree, so common that it would become almost mundane, contains treasures of benefits. Its flower relaxes, calms and promotes the arrival of sleep. It is also used to moderate aches and pains that occur during cooling. Be careful not to confuse the flower with the lime peel. The latter, better known as the lime tree, is known for its draining action.

How do I use it?

The lime blossoms are infused for 5 minutes, just 3 to 5 leaves per cup.

The passivelore or flower of passion

It owes its name to a 17th-century monk who named it a passion flower: its stamens, petals and leaves evoked crucifixion. In Peru it is still called the flower of the five wounds. Traditionally used against depression and insomnia, this plant is also in Germany an approved sedative and recommended for cases of anxiety and mild insomnia. It provides a restful sleep and makes it easier to fall asleep.

How do I use it? 

It is prepared in decoction for 2 minutes, with one tablespoon of plants per cup.


Despite its bad root smell, valerian has been used since the dawn of time. According to German folklore, the flute player attracted rats thanks to the valerian hidden in his pockets. In the Middle Ages, its therapeutic indications were so numerous that valerian was nicknamed "cure-all". Today it remains mainly used to combat nervousness, stress, relax the body and improve sleep. In Germany, Valerian extract is the active ingredient of about 100 tranquilizers and sleeping pills.

How do I use it?

Decoction for 3 to 4 minutes, at a rate of one teaspoon per cup.

The lemon balm

Lemon balm is also called bee plants. Indeed, when one wrinkles its leaves it gives off a lemony smell that attracts them strongly. Known for its sedative action, lemon balm is ideal for sleeping problems. It is also used to combat stress and anxiety.

How do I use it?

Put 1 teaspoon of fresh leaves for 15 cl of hot water and leave to infuse for 10 minutes, covering. 

The corniced lotier

This plant that grows in grasslands is particularly effective in calming nervous arousal during periods of examination or occupational stress. Very mild, it soothes anxiety fighting anxieties and insomnia.

How do I use it?

It is prepared in decoction for 2 minutes, count one tablespoon of plants per cup. 


Roman chamomile has a positive effect on the central nervous system, it plays a role of sedative and calming. It is therefore ideal for combating small sleep problems. In fact, the WORLD Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the action of chamomile to sleep well. 

How do I use it?

Leave to infuse for 10 minutes, 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers in about 200 ml of boiling water.

When do you use these sleeping plants?

The doctor's opinion: "These plants are very often effective in cases of minor sleep disorders". However, in case of severe or persistent insomnia, do not hesitate to talk to your doctor.

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