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5 Foods to Fight Insomnia

  • June 15, 2011
  • 5:01 pm

Lemon Balm

This lemon-scented member of the mint family has been a sleep-inducing superstar for ages. Other benefits include better digestion and decreased agitation. Try making lemon balm tea by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons of the dried herb in 1 cup of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. (If you take thyroid meds, talk to you doctor…drinking the tea could mean you’ll have to adjust your dosage.)

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Other Herbs

If lemon balm’s not your thing, another herb, sage, also works as a natural sleep aid. Just steep 4 tablespoons in a cup of hot water, steep for four hours, strain, and reheat to drink. Chamomile tea and valerian teas, other sleep inducers, are also more widely available pre-bagged in natural food stores, if you don’t want to fuss with the aforementioned straining herbs.

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5:51PM PDT on May 5, 2012

good to know

8:10AM PDT on May 5, 2012

good to know

8:31AM PDT on Oct 22, 2011


12:31PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

Thank you

11:33AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

thanks for the info

1:12AM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

Thanks for the info!

8:41AM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

thanks this is very informative i will surely try and do this now

11:36AM PDT on Jul 19, 2011

I´ve suffer from this terrible problem for years, but I´ve been taken meds. Is it possible to combine, untill I can sleep only with natural things?.Thanks so much 4 the info.

12:47AM PDT on Jul 4, 2011


1:59PM PDT on Jul 2, 2011

interesting :-)

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