Insomnia can be one of the most persistent and demoralizing day to day ailments you can face. Sleep deprivation wears on both your physical and mental health, affecting your ability to make decisions and retain what you’ve learned. After even a few sleepless nights, any person would be ready to try anything to fix it.

The most common solution you’ll hear is either over the counter or prescription sleeping pills. But these pharmaceuticals can cause a whole host of side effects like headaches, stomach issues, fatigue, soreness, and lack of focus.

For a more sustainable option, we can look to the world of traditional herbal remedies. With one or more of these natural treatments, you can get back to restful nights and pleasant mornings.

For a premium blend of insomnia remedies, Salem Botanicals Phytosedum Liquid Extract provides a comprehensive solution to your sleep needs.

Lavender Aromatherapy

It’s incredible to think that something as simple as the scent of the lavender blossom can overcome a condition as persistent as insomnia, but aromatherapy with this common herb can do wonders to ensure a restful night’s sleep. Smelling or inhaling lavender before bed can send you to sleep in a heightened state of relaxation, breaking down the initial barriers to drifting off. Salem Botanical offers bulk lavender flowers for use in any recipe including sachets, hydrosol spray or as a bulk liquid lavender extract for scent diffusers.

Chamomile for Insomnia

Of all the insomnia cures on this list, chamomile is the most delicious. Chamomile tea has been used as a household relaxation tool for generations, but recent research has found that it also makes for a viable insomnia treatment. The primary benefits are muscle relaxation and anxiety treatment, breaking down two of the insomnia causes. A strong brew of chamomile tea – two to three bags – a half hour before bed is the recommended dosage. For more options on taking chamomile, we offer Infused Chamomile Oil and bulk dry chamomile for tea.


One of the first herbal remedies you’ll hear about is melatonin. This chemical is naturally found in the human brain and serves to regulate sleep. This makes it perfect for correcting issues with your sleep schedule and circadian rhythms, giving you more control over when you fall asleep.

A common pitfall with taking melatonin is to take it right before bed; melatonin takes time to kick in. For the best results, it should be taken 1-3 hours before sleep. Adjust the time you take it to find the best result.

St. John’s Wort Sleep Deprivation Treatment

St. John’s wort is commonly used to treat depression and anxiety and has also been used to help with seasonal affective disorder and quitting smoking. It essentially provides low-level pain relief, making it great for a huge range of applications. When taken in an oil or supplement about a half hour before bed, this herb can relieve the issues that lead to insomnia. Be careful taking St. John’s Wort with other medications—it can cause side effects if taken improperly. Check this list for combinations to avoid. Our infused oil provides a powerful, easy to take dosage.

Valerian & Kava Roots as a Sleep Aid

Valerian root is one of the most time tested insomnia treatments and has been the subject of consistent research. Studies have found that a 300 to 600-milligram dosage of valerian capsules and oil before bed can help with initially falling asleep. Research has shown that consuming Kava before bed is great for stress-induced insomnia. We offer valerian extract for easy, convenient dosage.

For expert treatments to insomnia, Salem Botanicals has the expertise and scientific acumen to bring these time-tested treatments to modern medical standards.  Our Phytosedum Liquid Extract had been carefully designed to effectively treat sleep disorders.