Herbs for Sleep

Herbs for Sleep

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Stress and anxiety have effortlessly hijacked our tranquility and the quest for a restful night’s sleep seems like an elusive dream. While modern medicine offers an array of pharmaceutical solutions, many are turning to nature's pharmacy for a more holistic approach to sleep disorders. Among the stars of this natural arsenal are herbs, revered for their therapeutic properties since ancient times.

Today, we will be pushing the best-known herbs in the limelight that we are truly obsessed with when it comes to achieving that royal zzz.


Lavender is widely known for its enchanting fragrance that exerts profound effects on the nervous system. It increases the GABAergic activity which induces a state of relaxation and reduces anxiety. Its calming effects promote deeper sleep and alleviate insomnia symptoms, making it a popular choice for bedtime rituals. 

Our Lavender Lover Kit can be your perfect retreat to achieve your dear sleep in a single purchase. 


Passionflower has a rich history as a sedative and anxiolytic agent. Its mechanism of action involves the modulation of GABA receptors, akin to certain benzodiazepine medications but without the risk of dependence or tolerance. Passionflower's ability to promote relaxation and reduce nervousness makes it an invaluable ally for those struggling with sleep disturbances caused by racing thoughts and restlessness.

We recommend you try our Passionflower Tincture to gain the potent benefits of this herb that extend far beyond the realm of sleep.


While renowned for their role in brewing beer, Hops (Humulus lupulus) harbor a lesser-known secret – their sedative properties. The bitter components of hops, such as humulone and lupulone, synergize with other compounds to exert anxiolytic effects and enhance GABAergic neurotransmission. Hops also contains dimethylvinyl carbinol, a compound with sedative properties,  that contributes to its sleep-promoting prowess. 

Incorporating hops into herbal preparations or consuming Hops Tincture tea can be a soothing bedtime ritual for those seeking natural sleep aids.


Chamomile is a staple in traditional medicine and has earned its reputation as a gentle sedative and anxiolytic herb. Its bioactive constituents, including apigenin, possess an affinity for benzodiazepine receptors, facilitating GABAergic neurotransmission and promoting relaxation. 

Chamomile's anti-inflammatory properties further support its role in improving sleep quality by alleviating conditions such as gastrointestinal discomfort, which can disrupt sleep patterns. Try Chamomile Tincture as an easy way to observe deep slumber.


Among the most potent herbal remedies for sleep disorders, Valerian has been revered since ancient times for its calming effects. Valerenic acid, the primary active compound in valerian root, acts as a GABAergic agonist, enhancing the inhibitory neurotransmission crucial for inducing sleep. 

Valerian inhibits the breakdown of GABA in the brain, prolonging its calming effects and promoting a deeper, more restorative sleep cycle. Get your hands on Valerian Flower Essence or Valerian Root Tincture to harness the power of nature’s pharmacopeia.