We can all have trouble sleeping from time to time. The body just won’t calm down and your thoughts run wild. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to combat insomnia without resorting to sleeping pills and doctor visits. Research shows that the key to a good night’s sleep can be to simply unwind and relax before heading to bed. For instance, with a calming, warm bath or a soothing dose of herbal medicine from Mother Nature.
Fight insomnia with lemon balm
Lemon balm has been used as a natural sedative for centuries. The leaves contain a particular oil-like substance called eugenol that has a soothing and relaxing effect, making lemon balm an efficient natural alternative to combat insomnia and anxiety.
Unwind with a homemade herbal tea
The calming effect is increased when mixing the lemon balm with other soothing herbs and ingredients, such as lavender, camomile or cinnamon. Try making a nice cup of homemade herbal tea, get comfortable and unwind for a bit before going to bed. A relaxing evening ritual that benefits both mind and body.
How you do it
Add a couple of lemon balm leaves to a cup of boiling water. Leave it for 10 minutes and then you are all set.
You can find more recipes for delicious herbal teas in our post “How to make your own herbal tea” here : https://www.legro.dk/en/how-to-make-your-own-herb-tea/