Supplements for Stress and Sleep

Optimum nutrition is essential if you are busy and stressed. Ideally you should gain your nutrition from nourishing foods, but this is not always possible, either due to the quality of food available, missing meals or the extra demands on your body. As well as the vitamins and minerals we suggested, you might also consider the following if your diet is not naturally rich in foods that contain them.

Melatonin is a chemical that is essential for the body helps to regulate sleep. Found in foods like cherries.

Tryptophan is used by the brain to create the chemicals required for sleep. Found in foods like bananas.

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Napiers Sweet Dreams Herbal Remedy
Napiers Valerian Tincture
English Herbal Medicines Organic Valerian Relaxisleep.


Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) is a tried and trusted herb for anxiety and insomnia.

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If you have chronic health problems, we advise you to see a medical herbalist at Napiers or through the  National Institute of Medical Herbalists


Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a well-known herb to relieve stress and help restore healthy sleep patterns.


Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a well documented herb for preventing headaches and migraine.

Lime flowers

Lime flowers (Tilea europea) and leaves are taken to help reduce blood pressure associated with stress and tension.

St John's Wort

St John's Wort (Hypericum officinalis) is used to treat depression. Don't buy unlicensed St John's Wort as it has known drug interactions, even with the contraceptive pill.

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