In Short- YES!
Scientific Study - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0944711306000250?via%3Dihub
In Long -
Using both Lemon Balm and Valarian can releave restlessness and sleep disorders as researchers found in the above study.
Long history of use
Much more than just adding fragrance to your garden and flavour to your dishes, culinary herbs are also packed full of health-supportive properties, and lemon balm is no exception. It has a wide range of potential beneficial effects including stress-relief, anti-anxiety, sleep, mood and cognitive function support. Notably, it has a long history of use for its relaxation properties; in fact, records referring to its therapeutic uses can be dated as far back as 2000 years! Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus (1493-1541) recommended that lemon balm would completely revivify a man and should be used for “all complaints supposed to proceed from a disordered state of the nervous system”.
More recently, research has started to back these long-held traditional uses, with much of this research focused on lemon balm’s suggested calming, sleep-enhancing and stress-relieving properties. And ironically, this long history of traditional use is translating into modern day benefits that are more relevant today than ever; especially since lack of sleep and chronic stress can have negative effects on immune function and on our ability to cope during times of adversity.
Several studies show that valerian root improves the ability to fall asleep, stay asleep and achieve high-quality sleep in adults and children, it does this by putting our body and brain in a state where it can fall asleep AND stay asleep. Studies have shown that it actually on average allows people to fall asleep 33% faster and achieve DEEP SLEEP for much longer resulting in a more restorative sleep and feeling fresh the next day.
So, it's probably a good idea to supplement with these two compounds to achieve great sleep.
But, is that all Valarian Root and Lemon Balm do? NO, below are some other benefits of supplementing with them.
- Mood Enhancing
- Stress Management
- Combats Free Radicals
- Improves Concentration
- Aging Brain Benefits
- Bolsters Memory
- Benzodiazepine withdrawal (Pharmaceutical Sleeping Pills)
I hope you now have a better understanding of these compounds.