Cannabidiol (CBD): Cannabidiol has demonstrated preliminary efficacy for a range of physical and mental health care problems. Reviewed studies suggested that cannabinoids could improve sleep quality, decrease sleep disturbances, and decrease sleep onset latency.
Chamomile: One of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind, the dried flowers of chamomile contain many terpenoids and flavonoids contributing to its medicinal properties. Chamomile preparations are commonly used for many human ailments including insomnia. Sedative effects may be due to the flavonoid, Apigenin that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Chamomile has also been reported to be of benefit in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Passion Flower: Passiflora incarnata is a traditional herbal sedative, anxiolytic, and a popular sleep aid used for the treatment of sleep disturbance. Studies suggest that the consumption of low dose Passiflora incarnata, in the form of tea, yields short‐term subjective sleep benefits for healthy adults with mild fluctuations in sleep quality.
Lavender: Lavender components are responsible for the anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, and calming/sedative effects associated with its ester and alcohol compounds, most specifically Linalyl acetate.
California Poppy: Eschscholzia californica has been used as a therapy for managing people that have sleep and dream disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and similar conditions that induce nightmares. It has also been shown to aid sleep in people using tranquilizer, antidepressant, antipsychotic, sedative, hypnotic, and analgesic drugs. California poppy makes life seem a little better, a little more manageable, for patients on these medications. In a higher dose the herb makes a person more ready to fall asleep.
Hops: The Hop (Humulus lupulus, fam. Cannabaceae) is a plant used in the brewery industry for its aromatic characteristics to add bitterness and flavor to beer. Its sedative activity lies mainly in its bitter resins. Basic research on hops has found effective applications in healthy human populations as an aid to sleep. In addition to its use in people with sleep disorders, the sedative action associated with the components of hops has been used to correct temporary sleep latency and sleep fragmentation disorders in human populations.
Valerian Root: Valerian Root is the most commonly used herbal supplement for sedation and anxiolysis. Research findings indicate that Valerian Root extract alters functional brain connectivity in relation to anxiety.
L-tryptophan: L-tryptophan, as an amino acid, has shown to be effective in reducing sleep onset time.
Sour Date Seed: Semen ziziphi spinosae, is an excellent natural and safe “sedative” herb. In Chinese medicine, this herb nourishes the two organs responsible for sleep, the liver and heart.
Hoelen Mushroom: This mushroom, cultivated in China on the roots of Chinese red pine trees, drains dampness and harmful body fluid by promoting urination; tonifies spleen Qi; calms the Shen; transforms phlegm; harmonizes the middle Jiao.
A terpene with a floral flavor, provides a mild sedative effect and displays stress-relieving properties.