3 teas to combat insomnia and sleep better
Chamomile, valerian and lemon balm teas are great for combating insomnia and sleeping better because they have soothing properties that help relax your muscles and mind.
Usually these medicinal plants help to treat insomnia more easily when used on a daily basis, preferably about 1 hour before bedtime, so that the body relaxes and goes to sleep.
Here’s how to prepare the following teas.
1. Chamomile and linden tea
This tea acts on the nervous system making the person calm down, thus being a great option against anxiety.
1 tablespoon of chamomile
1 tablespoon of linden
1 tablespoon of clove
1 liter of water
How to do: You should put all ingredients in a pan and boil for about 15 minutes, wait for it to cool, strain and drink 1 cup at night, before bed.
2. Valerian tea
Valerian tea can help you sleep better if taken before bed because this medicinal plant has soothing properties and is very effective in combating stress and anxiety.
How to do: Boil 1 liter of water and add 1 tablespoon of valerian, let stand for 5 minutes, strain and take next.
3. Lemon balm tea
The lemon balm has calming properties and therefore helps to improve the quality of sleep.
How to do: Boil 1 liter of water and add 1 tablespoon of lemon balm, let stand for 5 minutes, strain and take next.
Tea for insomnia in pregnancy
A good tea recipe for insomnia in pregnancy is that of lettuce as it has soothing properties that can be used at this stage of life without bringing any harm to the baby.
How to make: Boil 1 cup of water with 3 leaves of lettuce chopped for 3 minutes. Wait to cool, strain, sweeten with honey and take next.
In addition to pregnant women, this tea is also indicated for children over 6 months of age.