Do sleepy time teas work?

March 20, 2018

Some teas claim they help you nod off, but studies have shown there's little evidence to support they actually do. Katie Pande, a senior herbal adviser at herbal tea company Pukka Herbs, says chamomile and lavender help you relax but don't actually aid with sleep. Chamomile contains chamazulene which is proven to relax the nervous system, and apigenin, which is a mild sedative. Lavender has been shown to "relax the mind and body." She adds that only one herb is scientifically proven to help with sleep: valerian root. However, it smells like cat pee, and you'd need to drink eight cups of tea containing it for it to make you sleepy.

Source: (Daily Mail