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8 Naturally-Healing Loose Leaf Teas for Your Pantry


2. Sleepless Nights: Chamomile

As children we beg and plead to stay up late, to run off all levels of energy before crashing into pillows and dreaming until the morning. Then you grow up, and you BEG for sleep. You want more of it, you’re crashing into walls instead of pillows for the lack sleep, and then laying awake hoping for sleep.

Just like children need calming before sleep to help them rest, so do you. Creating a routine with tea before bed to help soothe you and make way for a restful night. Chamomile tea has been long used as a natural sleep aid. A Japanese study, published by the National Institutes of Health, found that rats who were given chamomile fell asleep just as fast as those given benzodiazepine (a tranquilizing medication). Go to steep, go to sleep!

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