We all know that beloved plant lavender, famous for its indulgent fragrance and vibrant colour, and some may have heard of chamomile, a daisy-like flower popular in herbal medicine. But these two aren’t just all for show! As herbal teas, the two elicit calming effects and even help with a better night’s sleep.
Back in the days, the Greeks and Romans would often add lavender to their baths and breathe in the calming fragrance. So how does lavender work as a relaxant? Lavender calms the brain by triggering the production of dopamine and reducing the stress hormone, cortisol. Some studies have found that lavender tea mayto reduce fatigue. Chamomile is also known for having a sedative and relaxing effect. This is because the herb contains an antioxidant named apigenin, a compound that induces sleepiness when it binds to the GABA receptors in the brain. Similar to chamomile, lemon balm found in our Sleeping Beauty blend, also increases GABA reception, furthering the calming effects. Although there is limited evidence that these herbs improve sleep quality, their relaxing aroma might help you unwind, making it easier for you to fall asleep. Not bad for such pretty flowers eh?
Combining chamomile and lavender isn’t just complementing and generous to the palette, but also provides multiple benefits for sleep. Why not give our Sleeping Beauty blend a go, and you too, can go to the ball!