Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of adults in South Africa. It is characterised by several symptoms, including the inability to sleep for long periods during the night, waking up unnecessarily in the middle of the night, overthinking when trying to sleep and severe fatigue during the day as a result of the lack of sleep. Insomnia can be frustrating and lead to a lowered immune system and, in severe cases, depression and illness.
For thousands of years, medicinal plants have been used to treat symptoms of illnesses and certain conditions. Some plants have relaxing effects on the body that are beneficial when it comes to sleep disorders, such as insomnia. These plants can help to calm the mind, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and induce a state of relaxation before bedtime. Herbal remedies can be effective for treating insomnia.
Source of Health has formulated a 100% natural medicine, called Sleep Tight, which combines four herbal ingredients into an effective remedy for insomnia and sleeplessness. This product acts as a natural sedative that promotes deep and restful sleep. It is also believed to soothe the nervous system, regulate erratic sleeping patterns and calm an irritated mind at night. We recommend taking two teaspoons of Sleep Tight in a quarter glass of water just before bed.
Ingredients in Sleep Tight
This herbal medicine is formulated from four natural ingredients that have beneficial medicinal properties. Each of these plants has a calming effect on the body and can instill relaxation and deep sleep. The combination of these plants results in a traditional African remedy that improves sleep and sedates the body when feeling tired:
- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is also known as Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry or winter cherry. The species name somnifera means “sleep-inducing” in Latin. This plant is an adaptogen, which means that it helps to promote relaxation and calmness. It may also lower the heart rate and blood pressure, which are two common symptoms of stress and insomnia.
- Chamomile probably needs no introduction. It is a daisy-like plant that is widely used to make stress-relieving tea. It is also believed to promote deep sleep and combat the symptoms of insomnia.
- Jasminium (commonly called Jasmine) is a vine-like shrub that is closely related to olives. The flowers are harvested for their unique fragrance and the plant is used in traditional remedies to treat liver disease and abdominal pain. It is also used as a sedative to promote relaxation.
- Sceletium (commonly called kanna) is a common succulent plant that grows in South Africa. It has been used in ancient African remedies as a mood-enhancer and to combat stress and depression. The dried plant is normally chewed but it can be used as a herbal tea. Some users of this plant have also been known to smoke it or grind it into a dried powder and use it as a snuff.
Sleep Tight also contains vegetable glycerine and purified water to give it a sweet, honey-like flavour. The vegetable glycerine is safe for diabetics and has a low effect on blood sugar levels. All of our products are alcohol, preservative, herbicide and pesticide-free.
Our 100% natural products contain herbal concentrates and last up to 20 days for R185, making them a cost-effective option in the traditional African medicine industry.
To learn more about African medicines and traditional plant-based remedies, please do not hesitate to contact us. Source of Health is a manufacturer of Traditional African Medicines under the brand Isiphethu Sempilo. We use biomedicine processes to create herbal remedies, combined with scientific methods to ensure the finest quality and trustworthy herbal extracts.
Source of Health offers a range of herbal products that are effective as natural remedies for pain, depression, illnesses and more. The use of medicinal plants as part of traditional African healthcare is one of the oldest and most assorted of all therapeutic systems. It has been used through the ages to maintain health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illnesses.
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Disclaimer: This medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These plants have been used in various cultures for many years, by traditional healers, to treat certain ailments