Can't Sleep? Here are some herbs to consider. Keep in mind that all herbs work differently and some will work better than others depending on the cause of the insomnia and the physical constitution of the person taking it. Also, while generally considered safe, not all of these herbs are safe for everyone. Some might be contraindicated in pregnancy, lactation, certain pharmaceuticals, or in children. Please consider safety and consult with a qualified health care professional prior to implementing any new herbs or supplements into your daily routine.


(Eschscholzia californica)

California Poppy is indicated for people who experience insomnia due to cyclical thought processes resulting from anxiety. Read more about California Poppy here.


German Chamomile

(Matricaria recutita)

German Chamomile is very helpful with calming the restless child. It simply takes them down a notch and allows sleep to overcome them naturally. Read about 5 methods to incorporate Chamomile into your life..



Tart Cherry Juice has naturally occurring melatonin that helps trigger the sleep response. Add it to your evening sleepy time tea to boost its benefits as well as a delicious natural sweetener.


(Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender works by lowering anxiety levels, relaxing muscles from spasms, and quieting internal conflict. With these issues resolved, the body can finally fall asleep.

OATS (milky oat tops and oat straw)

(Avena sativa)

Oats work by nourishing the body and calming the nerves.


(Passiflora incarnata)

Passionflower works by calming frazzled nerves, excitable mind states, and excess energy.


(Scutellaria lateriflora)

Skullcap works by calming incessant thought processes. It quiets the list-maker and accountant within.