Peaceful Sleep Tea
Bring equal parts of chamomile flowers, lemon rind and mint leaves to boil in water for 3-5 minutes (depending on the strength).
Drink one cup before bedtime. It works wonders!
Add one-quarter teaspoon of valerian root, one-quarter teaspoon of skullcap, and one-quarter teaspoon of lady’s slipper to one cup of boiling water. (Never boil valerian root.) Add some honey or sugar to sweeten the tea and allow it to cool before drinking.
Do not drink more than one cup per day. Other herbs valued for over coming insomnia are teas of basil, catnip, chamomile, hops, lemon verbena, passionflower and violet leaves.
Peaceful & Restful Herb Pillow
To cure insomnia, stuff a pillow with catnip, passion-flower, and hops just before bed time.
Lie down with the back of your head touching the pillow and recite the following chant three times aloud:
Catnip, Passionflowers, Hopes in this pillow beneath my head
Bring peaceful rest to me, an stop the restfulness that plagues my bed!
Close your eyes and think of something pleasant. Soon you will sleep and dream.