According to The Guardian, Nigerian researchers have examined the effects of natural alternatives to help improve sleep.

Nigerian researchers have found how opioid receptors enhance sedative activity of the leaves of Stachytarpheta cayennensis. They have also scientifically confirmed the rationale for the ethno medicinal use of the leaves for the management of insomnia and anxiety.

The study titled “Sedative and Anxiolytic Effects of the Extracts of the Leaves of Stachytarpheta Cayennensis in Mice” was published in African Journal Traditional Complementary Alternative Medicine.

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