How Nature Can Assist With Insomnia

Sleep is essential for our overall health and mental well-being, as it is the body’s way of recharging. Having insomnia severely interferes with this and can have many follow-on health problems. Sleeping tablets can be beneficial, but they’re not recommended for long-term use. As many insomniacs can suffer for years from sleep problems, it’s important to find alternative, herbal and safe remedies to help get a good night’s sleep.

Valerian Root

Valerian can be taken as a tea or simply in capsule form. It is a popular alternative to traditional sleeping tablets for insomniacs requiring a long-term solution to their sleeping issues.


Camomile tea is recommended at bedtime if insomnia is an issue for you. It is also a very gentle herb and does not generally have any side effects, making it safe to use.

Passionfruit Flower

Passionfruit flower is best consumed as a tea. Have a cup before bed to get the soothing calm and relaxation effects of this healing tea. The gamma-aminobutyric acid in passionfruit tea is the active agent that helps you sleep.

Lavender Oil

Essential oils can have incredible sleep-inducing properties. Just spritz some lavender oil around your bedding and pillow, as breathing in the oil will help towards getting a restful sleep.


Tension and issues with anxiety and depression have often been attributed to the presence of insomnia. Mediation helps lower the heart rate, ease racing thoughts and put you into a natural, calm state. For this reason, it is a wonderful, safe tool for insomniacs.

Learn About Herbal Remedies

The Australian School of Herbal Medicine has created a course based on teachings of natural medicines and alternatives to healing everyday ailments and problems. Our course can be taken lesson by lesson, or as a 12-lesson full course and is self-paced, online learning. It’s suitable for anyone looking to learn how herbal remedies and natural medicines can improve their general health and well-being.