What is Sleep Tea?
I love my morning tea, and I can never say no to a cup! But what if I told you that a warm cup of herbal tea can be a bedtime ritual after a stressed day?
Yes, bedtime and tea do go together.
A bedtime or sleep tea, as the name suggests, induces sleep. It is a blend of herbs with properties that relax your nervous system and promote sleep.
Valerian Tea is a part of my bedtime ritual!
What is Valerian Tea?
Does not the name Valerian Tea remind you of the Valyrian steel which Arya Stark used to kill the Night King in Game of Thrones. Well, it did to me! But you can consider it to be the sword to kill stress and have a calm and relaxing sleep.
Valerian tea is a blend of naturally grown ingredients like Valerian root, Green tea, Bay leaf, lemongrass, and Lakadong Turmeric, all naturally produced by the farmers of Meghalaya.
The main super character is the Valerian root, which may promote sleep and reduce anxiety. It helps in inducing sleep, and other ingredients that are added also possess soothing and calming effects.
The longer you brew valerian tea, the more intense the taste will be.
What is Valerian Root?
Valerian is a medicinal herb derived from the roots and underground stem of the Valeriana Officinalis plant that is mostly found in Asia and Europe. This plant's roots have long been used in traditional medicine for over 2,000 years due to its calming properties that help soothe the nervous system and an active mind.
The herb grows in the wild in Meghalaya and so is collected fresh from the forests. The whole plant is of use that includes the leaves, roots, and rhizomes, so the tea has an earthy quality that is distinctive.
Benefits of Valerian Tea:
This sleep tea is loaded with natural relaxing ingredients that have many benefits. Being an herbal product, it acts differently on different people depending on their age, weight, and body type.
I have listed some of the benefits below:
- It can help you relax.
- It can help induce sleep; it may reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and enables you to experience a more rested sleep.
- It can help increase antioxidant capacity.
- It helps improve digestive health.
- It helps in reducing menopausal symptoms.
- It relieves pain and inflammation.
Who should not take Valerian Tea?
Valerian root is an herb and generally considered safe; however, it should not be taken by pregnant women and children younger than three years old.
One should not combine valerian root with alcohol, other sleep aids, or antidepressants.
It is important to speak with your doctor before taking valerian sleep tea, especially if you are taking other medications or have a serious health condition.
If you struggle with sleep or stress or looking for some calm and relaxing sleep after a long day, rest easy knowing valerian tea has you covered.