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Insomnia Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Medical Name
Hindi Name
Neend Na Aana, Anidra
Insomnia Symptoms
Lack of energy
Daytime sleepiness
Unable to sleep
Difficulty in concentration
Difficulty falling asleep when awakened
Feeling tired on waking up
Waking up too early in the morning
Going to sleep too late at night
Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep

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Insomnia is a disease of the Brain.
It is a chronic inability to sleep.
A normal person should sleep approximately seven hours a day.
If you are unable to sleep for one night call it Sleeplessness.
When you are unable to sleep night after night for a prolonged period, call it Insomnia.

Insomnia may be Primary insomnia or Secondary.

Primary insomnia is a disease by itself, not connected to any other disease.
Secondary insomnia is a problem caused by another disease. Diseases like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, heartburn, pain, may cause disruption in sleep patterns. Medication or alcohol may also cause sleeplessness.
Treatment should focus on the cause.

Causes of Insomnia
Drug Abuse
Heart Disease
Poor eating habits
Poor sleeping habits
Psychological Problems
Pain in Joints or Muscles

Things that induces Sleep:
Set you biological sleeping pattern by going to bed and waking up daily at the same time.
Avoid Day time sleep for long hours.
Avoid Alcohol, Smoking and Caffeine.

If not treated properly, Insomnia may cause

Your best bet is, Passion Flower, Hops and Valerian.
A visit to the Doctor is a must.

Body Part(s)

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Materia Medica for Insomnia

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Aniseed for Insomnia

In boiling water add a teaspoon of aniseed . Allow it to boil for 10-15 minutes. Add honey for taste.

Dill for Insomnia

Soak some Dill Flowers in a jug of drinking water. Drink it frequently.
Finely grind the Dill seeds. Soak 1 tablespoon in 1 glass hot water for 5 Minutes. Take with 1 tablespoon of Honey

Motherwort for Insomnia

Prepare a decoction of l-2 teaspoons of the dried herb powder in a glass of water. Boil it for l0-l5 minutes. Strain. Drink thrice a day.
Prepare a mixture of Aloe Vera leaf juice and Sesame oil. Take both in equal proportion. Boil them until moisture evaporates. Massage with it on head for few minutes.

California Poppy for Insomnia

Make infusion of the dried root of California Poppy. Drink a cup before going to bed daily.

Chamomile ( Babunah ) for Insomnia

Take Chamomile leaves. Put 4 to 5 leaves in your ordinary tea. Drink atleast twice a day.
OR : Put 5 to 6 drops Chamomile oil in one bucket of water and take a bath every day.

Hop for Insomnia

Prepare Hop tea. Drink one cup twice a day.
OR : Take one tablespoon in the form of tincture twice a day.

Lavender for Insomnia

Add 2 lavender flowers in your ordinary tea. Take once a day. It calms the mind and helps to sleep.
OR : Heat Lavender oil. Inhale its smoke.
OR : Add few drops of Lavender oil in your bath water daily.

Passion Flower for Insomnia

Prepare tea from Passion Flower. Drink one cup twice a day. One in the morning and another just before going to bed.
Attention : It may also be given to children in the form of infusion. One teaspoon twice a day. Don't worry it has no side effects.

Wild lettuce for Insomnia

Prepare tincture of Wild Lettuce plant ( see glossary for preparing a tincture ). Take one teaspoon twice a day.
It is a very good remedy for restless children. Give 2 drops twice a day to the child.

Kava for Insomnia

Take dried Kava roots. Powder it. Put half teaspoon in one cup water and mix. Drink thrice a day.
OR : Prepare tincture. Take one teaspoon twice a day.

St. Johns Wort for Insomnia

Prepare tincture of St. Johns Wort. Have one teaspoon twice a day for 15 days.
Attention : You may repeat it after a gap of one month.

Coriander for Insomnia

Take half cup fresh Coriander leaves. Add one teaspoon of Sugar and 1/4 cup water. Grind. Drink at night.

Cypripedium Pubescens for Insomnia

Grind the root of Cypripedium Pubescens. Add one teaspoon of the powdered root into a cup of boiling water and allow it steep for about 10 to 15 minutes. Take this infusion when required.

Red Poppy for Insomnia

Make a decoction of Red Poppy leaves. Take it, twice a day.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) Oil for Insomnia

Take 2 or 3 teaspoons Coconut ( Nariyal ) Oil. Heat. Massage forehead, palms and soles with lukewarm oil at night daily.

Almond ( Badam ) for Insomnia

Soak 8 to 10 Almond ( Badam ) in the morning. At night, blend with one glass of milk and drink .

Honey ( Shehad ) for Insomnia

Mix one teaspoon Honey ( Shehad ) in one glass of water or Milk . Drink at night.

Apple ( Seb ) for Insomnia

Take one fresh Apple or a tablespoon of Apple ( Seb ) jam with one cup of lukewarm milk at bed time.

Launaea Pinnatifida for Insomnia

Take 40 ml Launaea Pinnatifida leaf juice. It helps to bring sleep.

Nutmeg ( Jaiphal ) for Insomnia

Crush a Nutmeg and put 2 cups of boiling water over it. Let it cool. Strain and take One cup before retiring.

Do not boil.

Henna ( Mehandi ) for Insomnia

Grind Henna flowers to make a paste. Take half a teaspoon of this paste once a day.
Take 1lb. dried rootstock and add to 20 cups of water. Boil and then steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain and add to your bath water. It is good for a sound sleep.

Valerian for Insomnia

Take one cup once a day in the form of tea.
OR : Prepare tincture. Take one teaspoon twice a day.
OR : Take One tablespoon fresh Valerian (Tagara ) juice daily.

Withania Somnifera for Insomnia

Mix 5 g Withania Somnifera root powder with 1 tsp Honey. Have it once a day.

Mimosa Pudica for Insomnia

Crush 5 gm leaves of Mimosa Pudica to make a paste. Boil it in a cup of water. Strain. Drink during night time. Use it for 15 days and see the magical result.

Epsom Salt for Insomnia

Add 1 tsp Epsom Salt in lukewarm water. Take bath with it before going to bed.
Pour 3 grams of dried Indian Pennywort leaves in 500 ml of Cow Milk. Grind them. Strain and drink it for one week.

Spikenard for Insomnia

Add 3 drops of Spikenard oil in 30 ml warm water. Inhale its steam.
Massage your head with Indian Sorrel ( Sarvajjaya ) oil at night. It induces sleep.

Black Cumin for Insomnia

Add 1 tsp Honey and half tsp Black Cumin oil in a cup of warm Milk. Drink it once at night.

Clarified Butter for Insomnia

Use Clarified Butter as Nasal Drops.

Poppy for Insomnia

Take half tsp Poppy seed oil before going to bed at night. Have it thrice a week.

Saffron ( Kesar ) for Insomnia

Add 2 threads of Saffron ( Kesar ) in a cup of warm Milk. Drink it during bedtime.

Yogurt ( Dahi ) for Insomnia

Massage using Yogurt ( Dahi ) on your forehead. It helps to induce sleep.

Sour Cherry for Insomnia

Eat 5 g Sour Cherry during bedtime. You may consume it in juice form.

Onion ( Pyaz ) for Insomnia

Prepare soup of Onion ( Pyaz ). Have it at bed time.

Oregano ( Sathra) for Insomnia

Oregano ( Sathra ) tea taken at bed time helps in getting restful sleep.

Chinese Date ( Ber ) for Insomnia

Take half a teaspoon of fruit powder with hot water at bed time.

Black Cherry for Insomnia

Black Cherry contains Serotonin. This nutrient helps to Calm the mind and regulates natural sleep pattern.
Have 2 tablespoons of fresh Black Cherry juice an hour before sleeping for 10 to 12 days.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Insomnia

Castor Oil ( Arandi in India ) soothes the mind and stimulates the circulation. It reduces the pain and relaxes the nerves which helps to induce Sleep.
Take a cotton ball. Dip it in the Castor Oil. Apply it on to the Eyelids before sleeping. Leave it overnight. Do this for 5 to 6 days.
Note : Be careful not to get Castor Oil in the Eyes.

Jasmine Essential Oil for Insomnia

Jasmine Essential Oil soothes the nerves and the mind. It has a calming effect on the Brain and induces Sleep. This helps to treat Insomnia.
Add 4 to 5 drops of Jasmine Essential Oil in the diffuser before sleeping.

Chicory ( Kasni ) for Insomnia

Mix powder of chicory root in milk. Consume it two times a day.

Fenugreek for Insomnia

Mix two teaspoon Fenugreek Juice with one teaspoon of Honey. Drink this mixture daily at bedtime to improve your sleep.
Boil few fresh leaves of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) in 100 ml of water. Boil it for 5 minutes. Strain it off. Drink this warm decoction regular to induce the quality of sleep.

Brahmi Oil for Insomnia

Take Brahmi Essential Oil and add 4-5 drops of this oil in a lukewarm bath water. Bath with it daily.

Radish ( Muli ) for Insomnia

Consume 1 tablespoon of raw Radish juice daily. It provides relief from Insomnia and Nervous Spasms.

Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) for Insomnia

Add half teaspoon of Cinnamon powder in one cup of water. Boil it. Leave it for 5 minutes. Drink it two times a day with one teaspoon of Honey added in it.

Lemon Grass for Insomnia

Lemon Grass is sedative in nature which induces sleep. It provides a soothing effect on the nerves and reduces nervous tension. This is a good factor to reduce stress also.
Prepare a cup of Lemon Grass tea and have it every day.
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Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 1

Take Hops, Valerian, and Jamaica Dogwood in equal quantity. Make a decoction. Have it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 2

Make a decoction of Valerian, Wild Lettuce and Wind Flower. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 4

Mix Aniseed,Chamomile, Dill and Hops in equal quantities. Soak 1 tablespoon of this mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water for 5 Minutes. Add some honey in it. Take at night before you sleep.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 5

Take equal quantities of Dill, Mint and Fennel. Soak 1 tsp in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take with Honey at bed time.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 3

Take equal quantity of Indian Sorrel leaf extract and Castor oil. Mix them well. Heat it to remove moisture. Cool. Apply it on scalp at night daily.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 6

Prepare a decoction of Akebia Vine stem and Black Bamboo stem. Take it two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 7

Take 2 teaspoon Coriander seeds, 2 Black Cardamom and 3 to 4 Black Peppers. Powder them together. Have a pinch with lukewarm water once a day.
Attention : Massage feet with lukewarm Ghee or Mustard oil at night after taking the powder. It gives excellent results.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 8

Boil 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera ( Gheekumari ) pulp in 50 ml Sesame ( Til ) oil. Massage scalp and forehead.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 9

Fry some Cumin seeds. Add them to the Banana pulp. Have it after your dinner.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 10

Simmer 1 tablespoon each of Red Poppy seeds, Ginger ( Adrak in India ) powder and Nutmeg ( Jaiphal in India ) in 2 cups of water.
Take One cup before sleeping.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 11

Mix One tablespoon Powdered Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) root In a glass of hot Milk.
Add some Honey and drink at bed time for a sound sleep.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 12

Combine Sandalwood Oil, Chamomile Oil and Lemon Oil in a ratio of 3:2:1. Soak a piece of cotton cloth in this mixture and inhale its essence.

Herbal Treatment For Depression 4

Infuse One tablespoon each of Chamomile ( Babuni Ke Phul in India ), Lemon Balm and Lavender flowers in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
Add Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Liquorice ( Mulethi in India ) for taste.
Drink before retiring for a sound sleep.
You can also add 8-10 drops of Skullcap tincture for better results.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 13

Combine Lobelia ( Narasam ) and Valerian in equal quantities and make tea.
Drink Luke warm for a restful sleep.
It is also useful for easing stress.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 14

Boil Skullcap and Chamomile in equal quantities to make tea.
Drink One cup in the evening.
You may add some Honey to improve the taste.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 15

Infuse a small teaspoon of dried Hawthorn Berry ( Nagaphani ) and Skullcap in a cup of water for 10-15 minutes.
Drink One cup at bed time.
You may also substitute Skullcap by Valerian.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 16

Take one Walnut ( Akhrot ) and 2 Cardamom ( Choti Ilaichi ). Chew them together with a small piece of Jaggery ( Gur ). Have it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 17

The Sedative property of Indian Snakeroot ( Sarpagandha in India ) helps to calm the mind. Indian Snakeroot provides relief from Stress and induces Sleep.
Cardamom ( Choti Ilaichi in India ) has Aromatic property. It soothes the Nervous system and relaxes the body.
Mix 1 to 2 pinches of Indian Snakeroot powder and Cardamom powder. Take it two times a day. Continue taking it for 2 weeks.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 18

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil helps to reduce the stress and calms the mind. Lavender Essential Oil soothes the nerves and induces sleep.
Add 2 to 3 drops of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil and equal amount of Lavender Essential Oil in lukewarm bathing water. Soak your body in it for 10 to 15 minutes. Relax and inhale the scent. Repeat this 2 to 3 times a week.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 19

2 Green Apples
Take 1/4 th of Cabbage
A hand full of Spinach
3 to 4 leaves of Lettuce
Half teaspoon of Ginger
Grind them in a juicer. Squeeze one Lemon and add a few fresh leaves of Coriander. Drink it daily.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 20

Take half cup of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add 24 drops of Neroli and 12 drops of Spikenard Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Apply one tablespoon of this oil blend to the body before getting into bed. Repeat the process as needed to get relief.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 21

Take one tablespoon of Carrier Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add 10 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Petitgrain Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Pour this oil blend in a warm bathtub and soak in it for 15 minutes. Repeat the process once a day before going to bed.
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Esta tetteh ( Ghana )
31 Jan 2017
How does one manage the problem of tolerance when using these herbs
02 Feb 2017
Dear Esta Tetteh
We did not get your problem. Could you please explain it. What kind of symptoms do you have? Please post your query with symptoms once again. We will recommend you herbs accordingly.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
A A King
20 Nov 2020
Hello Esta, If you problem is insomnia, I highly recommend GABA supplement powder, I do not think you will have any side effects from this, so your tolerance should be just fine. Best Regards A A King
Kumar ( India, Karnataka )
16 Aug 2017
Respected sir,
I am suffering with sleep less nights.
Since 11/2 years.I am taking tranquil homeopathy for my depression,anxiety,stress. i was prescribed ativan for anxiety sleeping 1 year. I stopped experienced lot of side effects. Tranquil 3tablets 3times a day started 7th July17. At bedtime 40 drops of passiflora homeopathic.
The problems is I can able to sleep when I go to bed. in the earlier morning (I stopped watching time) may be 3 or 4 o'clock automatically my eyes will be wide open. After that I can't sleep again.I hardly sleeping for less than 4to5hrs I think.because of this problems my blood sugar,Bp,levels going higher.
The side effects of ativan tab fingers and both shoulder joints started pain in early mornings. sir kindly suggest some good medicine for sleeping at least 6 hrs.iam feeling very restless and loss of energy. Tks.
19 Sep 2017
Dear Kumar
We suggest you to stop all medication for 1 month. Study the results. Just have a healthy diet and go for regular exercise.
Let us now the rest of the symptoms after a month.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Gaurav ( India, maharashtra )
06 Sep 2017
I am a 35 yr old man who is addicted to tobacco eating and unable to fall asleep. If sleepisode comes then it is for 10 to 11 hrs. I am un able to quit tobacco and thus unable to fall asleep from last 9 yrs. please suggest me a remedy to fall asleep and wake up within time. I will be grateful if you suggest the time taken for action of remedy and how long to take it.
27 Sep 2017
Have you tried Hemp oil? Add a few drops of Hemp oil in your daily salad and have it daily.
And please try to quit Tobacco as it may cause Cancer.
Binod Bihari Sandwar ( India Bihar )
07 Jul 2019
I am suffering from insomnia and anxiety disorder since the last more than five years and taking some Allopathic and homeopathic medicines but not fully satisfied with the treatment.
16 Jul 2019
Hello Binod Bihari Sandwar.
You can try the following herbs to induce sleep:
1. Drink one cup of Passion flower tea once a day in the morning. Drink it for 20 days.
2. Take Valerian capsules once a day for 20 days.
Hope you"ll get better. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking any herb.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Samuel ( Nigeria/Ondo )
31 Jul 2020
Afternoon sir, herbal remedy for insomnia
A A KIng
20 Nov 2020
Hello Samuel, Highly recommend GABA supplement powder, this is great for curing insomnia, Best Regards A A King
Frodo ( Montana )
11 Dec 2020
Does any one have any idea what hops roots are used for. I know all the studies have envolved hops flowers not roots.
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