Season 10 Episode 13:
Herbs for Sleep with Tammi Sweet

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Herbs for Sleep with Tammi Sweet

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Episode Summary

We all know how important sleep is. Our bodies and minds simply can’t be at their best without sufficient sleep. When we’re ill, sleep is foundational to healing. And yet, so many of us aren’t getting anywhere near the amount of sleep we need. 

So I’m truly excited to have Tammi Sweet on the show to discuss herbs for sleep, as well as her brand new class on getting a good night’s sleep. (Don’t miss downloading your beautifully illustrated recipe card for Tammi’s Sleepy Time Tincture recipe!)

►►►Whether you want to improve your sleep or you’re working with clients who need more or better sleep, I definitely recommend checking out Tammi’s course, The Sleep Alchemist
(Disclosure: This is an affiliate link. By using it, you help support this channel. Thanks!)

By the end of this episode, you’ll know:

► Why herbs are only part of the answer to a good night’s sleep

► Five factors to address when you need support getting enough sleep

► Tammi’s favorite herbs for promoting sleep

► When cannabis makes sense as part of a sleep protocol

► and so much more…

For those of you who don’t already know her, Tammi Sweet loves to teach. It’s her superpower. She has a magical ability to connect with almost anyone when teaching and help them understand complex material.

For over 30 years, Tammi has shared her gift of teaching with varying levels of students throughout the country. Her background in physiology makes her an invaluable resource to developing herbalists and health seekers alike, who want to deepen their foundation as practitioners.

In addition to her physiology expertise, Tammi is also a practitioner and teacher of herbal medicine. She is deeply influenced by her studies with accomplished herbalists, including Rosemary Gladstar, Pam Montgomery, and Tom Brown, Jr.

Tammi and her wife, Kris Miller, run their Herbal Apprenticeship at Heartstone Center. Tammi also offers online courses that integrate physiology and plant medicine.

She teaches extensively about growing & medicine making with Cannabis. She has published two books: The Wholistic Healing Guide to Cannabis and The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Cannabis.

I’m thrilled to share our conversation with you today!

What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:09] Introduction to Tammi Sweet
  • [03:24] How Tammi found her plant path
  • [06:15] Why Tammi developed a class about sleep
  • [12:59] Tammi’s favorite herbs for supporting sleep
  • [19:19] What about cannabis for sleep?
  • [21:24] Sleepy Time Tincture
  • [25:32] The Sleep Alchemist: Transforming Nights through Traditional and Modern Wisdom
  • [31:25] The Queen of Memes
  • [32:42] Tammi’s herbal teachers
  • [35:42] How herbs have surprised Tammi
  • [39:51] Herbal tidbit

Get Your Free Recipe!

Good all-around formula to address monkey brain that won't quiet down or muscle tension. These herbs increase the inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA, which quiets the nervous system.


15 grams each, cut and dried:


  1. Place the herbs in a glass canning jar.

  2. Pour the vodka into the jar. Tightly cover the jar and label it.

  3. Store the jar in a cool, dark place for 6 weeks. Shake daily for the first week, then every few days after that. If the dried plant material absorbs some of the alcohol, add just enough vodka to keep the herbs covered. Avoid adding too much as that will dilute your tincture.

  4. Strain the tincture. Squeeze the plant material well to extract as much liquid as you can.

  5. Use a funnel to pour the tincture into clean dropper bottles. Label. Store in a cool, dark place.

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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Healand co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.  


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