A Natural Sedative

“Food is thy medicine. medicine is thy food.” -Hippocrates

A few days ago I made a vegetable-juice smoothie for my lunch. I drank it while visiting my husband. I shared it with him. That was not a good idea. Yes, he needed the nutrients and it was healthy but there was a sedative in the drink.  I had no idea. My alert husband was suddenly a very sleepy man. I thought his medications were the culprits but alas, it was me and my juice. I don”t know why I didn’t get as sleepy. I looked back on my day and I did get pretty relaxed. I guess he was more vulnerable in his weaken state.

I discovered while researching something else that Walnuts contained an acid that is a powerful sedative. So if you can’t sleep eat a handful of walnuts and go to bed.  🙂 I am not guaranteeing deep sleep but you stand a good chance of relaxing.


9 thoughts on “A Natural Sedative

      1. If you brew rosemary, and passionflower together for about an hour and a half, it makes a sleep potion! It will get you to sleep in about 20-30 minutes.. These herbs are safe.. Valerian can cause liver toxicity if used for a prolonged period.. Two weeks tops, and then a break..

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      2. It depends.. I become insomniac at times, and rosemary alone does not always work.. So I found passionflower.. There is a West African herb, called Bitterleaf.. Its used by different tribes for different things.. Yoruba people use it for pain relief.. Igbos and Hausa people use it for a flavouring in soups like Bitterleaf soup,Egusi etc..

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