Suggested products for sleep and insomnia

Suggested products for sleep and insomnia

Humans spend about one-third of their lives asleep. It is an important function that helps to maintain balance in our bodies, promote recovery and boost energy levels for the next day. Without sleep, humans can suffer from poor memory, lack of focus, a weakened immune system and low energy. To be at our healthiest and perform our best, we need between seven and nine hours of sleep every night.

Source of Health has numerous products available, under the Isiphethu Sempilo brand, that help to promote sleep, induce a relaxed state and improve the quality of rest. These herbal remedies can be used by people who suffer from insomnia, fatigue and bad dreams. The following remedies have been specifically created to tackle these sleep-related issues and improve rest and relaxation.

Source of Health products for insomnia and sleep

Firstly, we suggest using our Sleep Tight remedy for a deeper and more restful sleep. This product is a natural sedative that counteracts insomnia, soothes the nervous system and regulates erratic sleeping patterns. It can also be used to calm an active mind at night. We recommend taking two teaspoons in a quarter glass of water just before bedtime. Sleep Tight contains sceletium, ashwagandha, chamomile and jasminium.

Another product that can help with sleep is our Relax product, which is a Khoisan-inspired traditional remedy. This herbal medicine can help to reduce stress and tension. It also minimises anxiety and allows the consumer to contain their worries. Relax can be taken to improve mood and general well-being. We recommend taking one teaspoon in a quarter glass of water, twice a day. It contains sceletium, wild pear and ashwagandha.

Lastly, we recommend using our Immunity remedy to boost the immune system. A lack of sleep results in a compromised immune system which can leave a person vulnerable to other illnesses. By boosting the immune system, a person can improve their overall health and protect themselves if they suffer from insomnia. This natural remedy should be taken every day, or when feeling tired and stressed. Take one teaspoon in a quarter glass of water, twice a day. Immunity contains African potato, African ginger, honeybush, wild dagga and propolis extract.

Plants used in these suggested products for sleep

Here is a list of plants and natural substances and some of their beneficial properties, that are used in the suggested sleep and insomnia products above.

  • African ginger (or wild ginger) is a highly sought-after plant for many traditional remedies. Our African ginger is sustainably obtained from agricultural projects as it is almost totally depleted in the wild. It is used to treat a variety of ailments and to boost the immune system.
  • African potato is native to South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana. It is a popular herbal remedy that is full of antioxidants and is known to boost the immune system.
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an ancient medicinal herb. The species name somnifera means “sleep-inducing” in Latin. This plant is an adaptogen, which means that it helps your body to manage stress and promote relaxation.
  • 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.
  • Honeybush is commonly consumed as a tea. It grows naturally in the lowland areas of the Western Cape, but we source our honeybush from sustainable suppliers. This plant is rich in antioxidants and minerals, giving it a wide range of health benefits.
  • 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.
  • Propolis extract is a wax-like substance, sustainably sourced from beehives. It is a substance produced by bees that is commonly used to provide protection from viruses, bacteria and fungi. Propolis is also an excellent wound healer.
  • 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.
  • Wild dagga (also called lion’s ear or lion’s tail) is actually part of the mint family of plants. It is native to South Africa and is known for its medicinal properties; it has strong antioxidant and heart-protecting properties. Wild dagga has no hallucinogenic effects on the mind, so the name can be misleading. 
  • Wild pear looks similar to a true pear tree but is not related. The bark is used in herbal remedies as an infusion or enema to treat stomach ulcers, nausea and chest pains.

These Source of Health products will help to promote relaxation, deep sleep and boost the immune system. They will also help to improve the body’s recovery time and enhance mood by minimising stress and anxiety. 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. 

Disclaimer: These medicines have not been evaluated by SAHPRA and are 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.


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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