Ingredients & Lore
blended with valerian root, honeybush tea, chamomile flowers, spearmint leaves, lavender, lemon balm, passion flowers, cherries & blue cornflowers
The sandman is a popular character found in Western mythology who sprinkles sand into the eyes of sleepers to bring them pleasant dreams. He has been featured in anything from children's tales to comics to movies and music, including Neil Gaiman's famous Sandman comic series, the song "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes, and the 2012 animated movie Rise of the Guardians. If the idea of a spritely stranger blowing sand in your face doesn't appeal to you though, don't worry, we've got you covered. This 40 Winks tea will help you drift right off to dreamland, no sand required.
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Native to Europe and Asia, Valeriana officinalis is a flowering perennial plant. Used for thousands of years, the valerian root contains a dense concentration of active compounds which have been used for their ability to help induce sleep, reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure.
Dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, chamomile has long been sort after as a remedy for numerous ailments. Most notably, the small daisy-like flower has been used as a mild, relaxing sleep aid. Though it has also been used to treat fevers, colds, stomach discomfort and as an anti-inflammatory.
Closely related to peppermint, Mentha spicata or spearmint is a highly recognized flavor popular in many drinks, candy and toiletries. While it is used to freshen breath, it is believed that the natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of the menthol helps to protect your mouth from infection. Spearmint tea is also used to naturally soothe sore throats and tightness in the chest caused by congestion. It is additionally used to ease an upset stomach and is popular in preventing morning sickness and nausea.
The floral herb gets its name from the Latin root "lavare" which literally translates as "to wash". Its use has been dated back to ancient Egypt and is still used today to treat everything from anxiety, insomnia to nausea and headaches.
A native plant to parts of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Lemon Balm or Melissa officinalis, is an herb that has been in regular usage for hundreds of years. In the Middle Ages it was used to soothe tension, dress wounds, toothache relief and morning sickness. While it is still used to aid anxiety, it is now also used for stomach ailments as well as a sleep aid.
Also known as maypop, P. incarnata is thought to help relieve insomnia as well as anxiety by boosting gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain.
Part of pillow time teas sampler
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Four teas included are:
40 winks, chamomile, peppermint, rooibos vanilla,