My Sleep Elixir (2 fl oz / 60 ml) contains alcoholic tinctures of two of the most studied and powerful sleep-inducing herbs in Western medical herbalism:
According to the World Health Organization’s herbal monographs, using valerian as a sedative and sleep-promoting agent is supported by clinical data.
It is often used as a safer alternative for synthetic sedatives, such as the benzodiazepines, in treatment of nervous excitation and anxiety-induced sleep disturbances.
It is also a muscle relaxant and a mild pain reliever.
Passionflower is another sedative often used for nervous restlessness, insomnia, and anxiety.
While valerian alone may be powerful enough, I include passionflower because as a mild MAO inhibitor, it potentiates the effects of other sedative drugs, in this case of the valerian.
Also included is lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) tincture, which not only gives the formula a great taste, but also is a potent anti-anxiety herb with sleep promoting properties.
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Dose: 1-3 sips before bedtime.
To avoid ingesting alcohol, mix into a cup of hot water and let the alcohol evaporate.
Manufactured by and shipped from Five Flavors Herbs, a herb shop in Oakland, CA.
Keep in mind that this formulation can help with symptoms of insomnia; it is not a long-term solution. To cure insomnia, I recommend scheduling a sleep consultation.
FDA Required Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.