Ayurvedic herbs and products to induce sleep and relieve Anxiety

Sleep is directly related to our mind state. For inducing sleep we need herbs which produce effect at mind and induce sleep. Here we will discuss about the herbs and ayurvedic originated product to induce sleep.

Herbs to Induce Sleep and helpful in anxiety, sleeplessness (insomnia): 

Tagara (Valeriana Wallichii):

In ayurvedic system of medicine, herb known as tagara is used to induce sleep. Botanical name of tagara is Valeriana Wallichii belong to the family Valerianaceae. Other Name of Tagara is Sugandbala, musvbala, shumiyo, tagarmool, asarun, rishval, balmudhak, mushkvali etc.

It is used particularly in neurological, psychological, and digestive disorders. At small dosage, it provides calmness to mind and strengthens nerves. Due to property of providing calmness to mind, it is used in the treatment of disturbed sleep (insomnia), epilepsy and paralysis. It also act as analgesic and anti inflammatory.

Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi):

Another well known ayurvedic herb to induce sleep is Jatamansi. It provides nourishment to mind and nerves. In small dose with regular use, it provides calmness to mind and strengths nerves. It works very well in case of sudden mental shock and disturbance

Shankpusphi (Evolvulus Alsinoides):
Shankpusphi is mainly helpful in loss of memory, sleeplessness, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and in syphilis. It is a brain tonic and improves cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals as well as depressed person. It is used in mind diseases, mania, epilepsy, insomnia, confusion and removing toxins from body etc.

Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri):

Brahmi is suppposed to reduce mental tension and anxiety. Brahmi is helpful in number of disorders, particularly associated with anxiety, intellect and poor memory. It is supposed to enhance or increase activity of certain brain chemicals which is related to thinking, learning and memory. The result shows that it is helpful in retention of new information and increasing memory power.

St. John’s wort ext. (Hypericum perforatum):

It is an effective herb for treating various nervous system related disorders. It helps in anxiety, mild to moderate depression, mood disorders and stress etc.

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera):

Ashwagandha is act as an adaptogen and helps body to manage stress. It helps in boosting brain functions, strength nerves, lower blood sugar and cortisol level and helpful to manage anxiety nad depression.

Arjun (Terminalia Arjuna):

Arjun provides strenght to heart muscles and promoting the tone and function of the heart muscle, along with other potential health benefits. In case of sleeplessness, high heart beat and blood pressure could be reported. Arjun strengthens the heart muscle and may helps to manage heart beat and blood pressure.

Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum):

Tulsi is helpful in addressing physical, chemical, metabolic and psychological stress through a unique combination of pharmacological actions. Holy basil has been shown to reduce stress, treat ulcers, and relieve joint pain along with many other health benefits.

Amla (Emblica officinalis):

Amla contains tannic acid as its main ingredient and this compound has been shown to have non-selective mono-amine oxidase activity which is helpful in reducing anxiety and induce sleep. 

Ayurvedic Original Product to Induce Sleep and relieve anxiety and insomnia:

Remind Tablet 10x10:

  • Shankhpusphi (Evolvulus Alsinoides) 150 mg
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) 200 mg
  • Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) 150 mg
  • Arjun (Terminalia Arjuna) 100 mg
  • Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum) 50 mg
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis) 200 mg
  • Bael (Aegle marmelos) 50 mg
  • Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi) 20 mg
  • Tagar (Valeriana wallichii) 20 mg
  • St. John’s wort ext. (Hypericum perforatum) 22.5 mg
  • Excipients q.s
Dosgae: 1-2 tablet thrice a day or as directed by the physician

Indications: Insomnia, loss of memory, sleeplessness, mental tension and anxiety etc or as directed by the physician.


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