The Sleep Easy Infusion is a relaxing infusion that calms the nervous system and also promotes digestion. A cup of this pleasant drink before bedtime is perfect for going to sleep with peace of mind. This drink, with the perfect sweet and sour blend and an intense fruity aftertaste , is the ideal drink to relax after a long day.
Sleep easy tea: properties and benefits
The good night tea contains many ingredients: lemon balm, chamomile, echinacea and other herbs that help you indulge in a peaceful sleep.
lemon balm and chamomile are notorious herbs used to sedate the nervous system and promote rest.
Based on its historical use, lemon balm has been particularly used to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep. In addition, it is also known as a plant that relieves indigestion disorders. Coupled with the well-known chamomile, known for its calming effects, lemon balm strengthens the active agents that give the sedative effects - such as the apigenin flavonoid .
It is a flavonoid that acts on receptors in the brain to induce a feeling of drowsiness and reduce anxiety.
Echinacea compounds also interact in this way, to trigger relaxation and calm, with improved sleep in the combination. The infusion features, in addition to these two ingredients known as sedatives, a careful selection of herbs, which also includes ingredients rich in minerals and antioxidants from apple, lemongrass, cumin, cocoa husks and more.
This mix of medicinal plants plays an active role for the digestive system. It can be used to reduce digestive problems such as bloating and gas. In addition, the infusion is a sedative of the gastrointestinal tract, with its sedative abilities. Lemongrass, in particular, is known for its sedative action, beneficial against spasms and contractures. In addition, it is also used for digestive difficulties and to combat mental fatigue.
Its particular active ingredients are useful for purifying the intestine, and other beneficial substances have a natural anti-inflammatory action, such as geraniol, limonene, citronellal and nerol.
Cumin also provides effective qualities for regular gastrointestinal function, facilitating digestion. It has antispasmodic properties useful against colic and abdominal pain. It is a plant that eliminates intestinal gas and flatulence phenomena, giving well-being during the night.
In addition, Aronia berries are also included in the sleep calm infusion, fruits with a high vitamin content, antioxidants and one element, quinic acid. This is indicated for the well-being of the urinary system, and together with the fibers contained, it helps against constipation and for colon cleansing.
The sour taste of apple, another food in the herbal tea, comes from malic acid, which favors the digestion of the meal and improves intestinal well-being.
Cocoa peels represent an unusual ingredient, which has many polyphenol antioxidants, vitamins, precious minerals, oleic and linoleic acids, and theobromine. The latter is a natural anti-inflammatory substance, which relieves headaches and helps when you are stressed. In fact, it acts on the nervous system by improving mood.
Another ingredient of the infusion to relax is the cornflower, known as a remedy against abdominal swelling and meteorism, but also as an astringent thanks to tannins. It is also useful for soothing an upset stomach and indigestion symptoms. Ideal for going to bed without the feeling of heaviness after dinner.
The tulsi herb , finally, is the perfect combination of the double qualities of this infusion, since it is an adaptogenic herb, ideal for supporting the body when it is under stress and fatigue.
Has a positive effect on the nervous system by calming anxiety, insomnia, moodiness.
In addition to this, tulsi herb also called holy basil improves digestion if blocked, and helps to counteract symptoms such as bloating, intestinal gas, nausea. It is also recommended because it increases the secretions of beneficial mucus in the stomach, decreasing its acids.
This excellent relaxing infusionante with ingredients, is an effective solution to fight sleep-related problems in a natural way: difficulty falling asleep, slow digestion, anxiety, stress, psycho-physical fatigue.
Origins and History of cultivation
In this rich mix for the calming herbal tea, there are various berries or natural elements that help the well-being of the nervous system and digestive system.
Many ingredients have been used to create this infusion: apple, lemongrass, cumin, lemon balm, cocoa peels, chamomile, aronia berries, cornflower, tulsi grass, echinacea.
These are foods historically known to our culture for centuries, except for cocoa peels, aronia and echinacea, which were the heritage of Native Americans before the discovery of America.
Today it is possible to obtain these ingredients in our diet, and we can put them in an excellent infusion between calming and relaxing herbal teas.
Furthermore, it is possible to obtain this infusion in all seasons, thanks to the drying processes.
Plant and flowers
The components of the herbal tea are many, and the mix contains berries and fruits of various origins.
We offer an infusion with hibiscus petals, rose petals, elderberries, grapes, black currants, red currants, blackberries.
Melissa officinalis is a plant belonging to the mint family, known as lemongrass, and with sedative properties.
The lemongrass (Cymbopogon nardus) , is an evergreen plant native to Asian countries, belonging to the Graminaceae family.
The cumin comes from the Cuminum cyminum plant, an annual herbaceous belonging to the Apiaceae family (umbelliferae). It is a plant native to the Mediterranean basin, from whose seeds the spice known for its properties is obtained.
The plant of the Malus domestica of the Rosaceae family, gives us apples. It is a tree native to Asia, now widespread throughout the planet. The fruits are diversified in colors and in the many varieties.
The cocoa peels come from the plant of the genus Theobroma cacao, native to Central America. The place of natural cultivation, in fact, is the equatorial one, with a hot and very humid climate.
chamomile comes from the flowers of Matricaria chamomilla, part of the Asteraceae, the botanical family of daisies. These are sweet-scented flowers that bloom from May to September and are dried for relaxing herbal teas.
The Aronia is part of a genus of deciduous shrubs, in the Rosaceae family native to eastern North America. They are found in wet woods and swamps, and its berries are rich in antioxidants.
The cornflower is the flower of the annual Centaurea cyanus plant, of the Asteraceae family. It is a plant native to Europe, which often grew as in cereal fields.
The Tulsi plant, Ocimum sanctum, is a small shrub that can be either perennial or annual, depending on where it is grown. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family, same as basil, and for this reason it is called Holy Basil.
The root of Echinacea , derives from the homonymous plant, of the family of daisies, the Asteraceae, native to North America. It grows in grasslands and wooded areas, with several species. The root is usually taken from 3-4 year old plants, which are generally pale Echinacea plants.
Nutritional values of the infusion sleep peacefully
The infusion contains various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants . There are several bioactive elements such as flavonoids and terpenoids, which give the relaxing or calming properties to the digestive system. In particular, among the phenolic compounds, there are apigenin, geraniol, triterpenic acids (ursolic, oleanolic, etc.)
In addition, several ingredients contain dietary fiber.
How to use the ingredients in a calming and relaxing herbal tea
The infusion is obtained by putting in a cup (250 ml), about 3-5 gsprinkle the mixture of fruits, flowers and roots with water at 100 ° C.
Leave to infuse for 10 to 12 minutes, before drinking the relaxation herbal tea.
Add honey or sugar if desired.
Infusion sleep peacefully: side effects and contraindications
The calming herbal tea has no particular side effects, but it is necessary to respect the recommended quantities. If taken in excessive doses, the infusion can give rise to opposite phenomena, such as agitation and irritability, as well as gastrointestinal disorders, and nausea. A rare side effect is linked to possible allergic reactions due to the presence of sesquiterpene lactones in the plant.