Ingredients Definitions. What is it? What does it do?
1. Passion Flower. There are 500 known species of passionflower from the family Passiflora. It is used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Native Americans used it to treat boils, wounds, earaches, and liver problems. In Europe it’s used to treat restlessness and agitation. Research has shown that the passionflower will help to boost gamma-aminobutyric acid in your brain, which is a compound that lowers brain activity to help you relax and sleep better.
2. Skullcap. This is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family. Various parts of skullcaps are used by Chinese and Native American medicine to treat ailments ranging from diarrhea to chronic pain. It also boosts heart health and relieves anxiety.
3. Hops. This is from the female flowers from the hope plant, humulus lupulus. It’s actually most commonly found in beer because it helps to produce its bitter flavor. Hops has been used in herbal medicines as far back as the 9th century of Europe to treat indigestion to skin disease. Hops also have been found to contain sedative properties with sleep-inducing potential. It is commonly used to help treat anxiety and sleep disorders.
4. Lavender. This wonderful smelling plant has been used for aromatherapy, herbal medicine and as tea for centuries. Since ancient times, lavender was used to treat mental health issues, anxiety, insomnia, depression, headaches, hair loss, nausea, acne, toothaches, skin irritations, and cancer. Some people even stuff their pillows with lavender to help them sleep.