Passiflora incarnata, commonly known as Passionflower, is a climbing shrub with an unusual and beautiful flower that develops into a fruit called passionfruit! The flowering vine is what is used in the making of herbal medicines. Passionflower is native to the tropical regions of America and has been traditionally used to support sleep onset and maintenance as well as restlessness, stress and helping quiet ‘mind chatter’.
Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera, is a do-it-all adaptogenic herb! Adaptogens are a class of herbs that are intended to support your resistance to and tolerance of emotional and physical stress. Ashwagandha has traditionally been used to support energy levels, the brain and cognition, as well as support with stress and insomnia.
Valerian root, known by scientists as Valeriana officinalis, is a herb native to Europe and parts of Asia but also grows in North America. Valerian root has been used in European medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It has been traditionally used to support conditions such as sleeplessness, restlessness, gastrointestinal disorders and anxiety. This beautiful herb can support feelings of relaxation and a natural transition to sleep.
Lemon balm or Melissa officinalis, is actually a member of the mint family even though it smells and tastes a bit like lemon! This gorgeous leafy green herb is native to Southern Europe and has been historically used in both cosmetic and culinary uses. Lemon balm also offers amazing support to our immune and digestive health, can help balance the nervous system and support a sense of calm in the body. Lemon balm is safe for both adults and children.
by Gaia Herbs