RESTFUL SLEEP TINCTURE
Ingredients: Organic Kootenay grown Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) & Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) dual extracted in Alcohol & Water
Traditionally used as a nourishing nervine to promote restful sleep, while calming anxiety, excessive thinking, hyper symptoms, and stress. This remedy relaxes frayed nerves and tonifies the central nervous system to enhance tolerance to stress while easing tension, nervousness, irritation, restlessness, and insomnia. Shake well and use with good intention. Store in a cool and dark place.
Dose: 20-40 drops up to three times nightly with water, before bed, or if waking in between
Plant Medicine Details:
The Ashwagandha and Valerian roots in this remedy were organically grown on Ktunaxa (Kootenay) territory from Earth Temple Gardens. They have been lovingly tended to throughout the whole growing season and prepared fresh at harvest. Ashwagandha (Sanskrit: Asva-gandha) is a tonic and sedative all in one. It strengthens an exhausted nervous system that can manifest with ‘hyper’ signs such as emotional instability, agitation, or feeling stressed out. It has the dual action of energizing while calming. Its name ‘Ashwagandha’, meaning ‘the smell of a horse’, comes from the smell of the fresh root, and also because it is renowned for imparting the sexual stamina of a horse. This herb is indicated for neurosis, insomnia, anxiety, excessive thinking, ‘hyper’ symptoms, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is very useful in all conditions caused by stress. Its tropism for the nervous system benefits multiple sclerosis. It both relaxes frayed nerves and tonifies the central nervous system to enhance tolerance to stress (Pole, 2013).
Tranquilizing, calming, and sedating, Valerian is one of the best herbs for an individual with a nervous condition. It relieves pain, cramps, spasms, and nervous disorders such as nervous excitement, restlessness, sleeplessness, anxiety, palpitations, dizziness, menstrual cramps, neurasthenia, fainting, nervous headache, emotional disturbances, hysteria, hyperactivity, ADD, and shingles (Tierra, 2003). This remedy works best in conjunction with a regular sleep hygiene routine such as: maintaining a regular sleep schedule by going to bed at the same time and waking at the same time each day, for every day of the week. Avoid daytime naps, and do not watch TV or use a cell phone or computer while in bed; the blue light from the screen adversely affects the circadian rhythm. Do not use stimulants such as caffeine, sugar, cigarettes, and/or alcohol to improve quality of sleep. Ensure your bedroom is quiet, comfortable, decluttered, with clean fresh airflow from a cracked window or air purifier. Adequate exercise enables the body’s energy to move, leading to a restful sleep at night, therefore, exercise before the evening is recommended. Do not eat for three hours before bedtime and have a nighttime ritual to help in slowing down into relaxation, such as a warm bath, meditation, gentle yin yoga, and quiet time.
Caution: In pregnancy; although traditionally used in India during pregnancy to strengthen the uterus and health of the mother and child. Its spasmolytic activity on the uterus has led certain quarters of Western phytotherapy to restrict its use in pregnancy. Do not use if taking Barbituate medication.
Best Before: 22/01/2027
Weight & Dimensions: 195g – 13.5cm x 5.5cm x 5cm
Number of Items in Stock: 6
Pole, S. (2013). Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice. Singing Dragon.
Tierra, L. (2003). Healing with the Herbs of Life. Crossing Press.