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Bleary Eyed



This formula used to be called "Insomnia and Stress" at Boline Apothecary, and it was wildly popular. So many customers contact us just to thank us for a good night's sleep after getting this formula. This tincture works on the "Just can't fall asleep" variety of insomnia as well as the "Ping! It's the middle of the night, I just woke up and can't get back to sleep" variety.

This one-two punch will help you relieve anxiety, get to sleep (even after taking in too much caffeine!) and relieve stress. We always say, "a full dose to sleep, a half dose to cope". It is not habit forming and won't make you fee "weird" the next morning the way other insomnia drugs can.

If you took Valerian (powder) capsules in the past, we urge you to try it in tincture form. Powder capsules are not very potent- but this is!

This product comes in one or four ounce amber dropper bottles, about 30 doses per ounce.

Ingredients (locally sourced whenever possible): Alcohol (GF), Water, Organic Valerian Root, Organic Hops Flowers.

This tincture is a remedy, meaning you only take it as needed. For “hard to get sleepy at night” insomnia, we recommend taking it 30 minutes before when you wish to fall asleep. If you have the “wake in the middle of the night” insomnia, keep this remedy on your nightstand and it will reduce hours of wakefulness into about 20 minutes. Take two half droppers as the dose for insomnia.

If you are taking this remedy for debilitating anxiety, we recommend starting with a half dose (one half dropper) on a day that you do not have to drive or do complex calculus. See how it affects you and what dosage is right for you personally.

How to Use Herbal Supplements (Generally Speaking)

Herbal remedies, supplements, and tonics are fundamentally different from pharmaceuticals (and we like it that way). They are designed to restore your body and its systems to homeostasis gently- working with your body.

We post basic dosage guidelines, but keep in mind if you have more body mass or a faster metabolism than the average bear, you may need to take a larger dose than indicated. If there are hard-and-fast limitations on how often you can take the product, it will be listed on the package. Most can be used up to six times daily without problems (but we doubt that you would need to do that).

Remember, there are no “magic bullets” in life, and any product (herbal, pharmaceutical, or otherwise) claiming 100% success without knowing you, your constitution, and your lifestyle is lying and trying to get into your wallet. Often, herbalists (and MDs) need to try several products before we find the one that works for your unique biochemistry.

Feel free to email us if the product didn’t quite do the job, we can recommend another that could do the trick. We are blessed with many plants that have the same action in the body- and often it’s just a matter of finding the right one for you.

Necessary Legal-ese

Standard required disclaimer for the USA:
The statements made here have not been approved by the FDA, as the FDA does not regulate herbs, only pharmaceuticals. “These statements are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease or replace advice from a health practitioner.”

The above notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for herbalists. Other countries recognize the plants’ value of and regulate herbs and pharmaceuticals together.

Standard required disclaimer for Canada:
If condition persists or worsens, consult a health practitioner.


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