Sleep is considered to be as important as diet and exercise in maintaining health and balance in the body. But due to sedentary lifestyle, about 30 per cent of the world’s population suffers from insomnia. Insomnia is the lack of ability to fall asleep at night which deprives one of natural rest and interferes with day to day activities.
Lack of sleep leads to lack of attentiveness, poor memory and makes us short-tempered, annoyed and unproductive. Sleep is the time when the body is repairing and healing itself. Ayurveda views insomnia as an indication of hormonal imbalance in Vata (air and space), Pitta (fire, water) and Kapha (earth).
Try to include these 5 herbs in your diet to cure insomnia and hormonal imbalance.
Tulsi is known for its healing power. Holy basil (Tulsi) balances the hormones and thus provides stress relief.
Ashwagandha supports healthy sleep by rejuvenating the body and addressing stress- related fatigue. It helps the adrenal system regulate hormones and thus cope with stress.
Brahmi has antioxidants that cool the mind and nervous system, promotes daytime energy, and induces night time sleep.
In conditions of stress and sleeplessness, the application of cardamom oil around the nasal area helps induce relaxation and sound sleep.
An excellent calming herb, it relaxes both the body and the mind. It is a mild sedative which is safe and effective for both adults and children. A cup of chamomile tea at the end of the day helps calm the nerves and improve sleep.