The magic formula

Dr. Seuss once wrote that life is a great balancing act. The same principle applies to product formulation. Choosing the right ingredients and balancing the amounts of each ingredient in order to create a product that works.

A lot of thought, research and testing went into the creation of our night syrup. Below you will read more about the idea behind the unique Sambrosa formula.

The best of science and nature

Sambrosa Sweet Dreams combines a natural base of honey and 7 organic herbs with the active ingredient Doxylamine. Usually products stick to one category or the other and Sambrosa Night syrup finds itself in the middle. The idea here was to create an effective product but keep it as natural as possible. In Europe, Sambrosa also sells an all natural version of the product (without the Doxylamine) but for most of our customers the Sambrosa Syrup with Doxylamine and the natural base is their favorite.

Let’s take a look at the separate ingredients.

  • Doxylamine Succinate

Doxylamine is an antihistamine used by itself as a sedative and in combination with other drugs as a night time cold and allergy relief drug. The dosage required to induce sleep is usually around 25 mg, and the Sambrosa dosage is 9.78 mg.

  • Honey

Honey is quite amazing in its taste and in its countless health benefits; it is an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and contains antioxidants. The honey provides a base in which all the other ingredients can be mixed. It adds a sweet taste to counter balance the bitterness of the herbs.

  • California poppy

California poppy extract is considered to be a nervine, which means that it may work to maintain a normal nervous system function, and it’s often used as a sedative to stimulate sleep.
And the California poppy is a beautiful flower of the Papaveraceae family. If you ever have the chance, visit the Antelope valley in Los Angeles County during flower season.

  • Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a species are shrubs or small trees. Hawthorn has been a staple in traditional herbal medicine, said to strengthen cardiovascular function and stimulate blood circulation.

  • Hops

Hops adds a bitter flavor and is a stability agent. In herbal medicine this plant is known to benefit conditions such as anxiety and insomnia, and it contains phyto-estrogen which can relieve the symptoms of menopause.

  • Mistletoe

Mistletoe is famous for adding a romantic touch to Christmas, but there’s much more to it than just that—it’s used in herbal medicine for headaches, dizziness, energy loss, irritability and exhaustion.

  • Passionflower

Passionflower is a climbing vine with beautiful flowers, and is recommended as a sedative and antispasmodic agent. It’s used for anxiety, insomnia and restlessness.

  • Oats

Oats are very nutritious—they are a great source of dietary fiber, minerals, important vitamins and antioxidants. In herbal medicine, oats extract is used for anxiety and stress, and for its antimicrobial effects and sedative, soothing effects.

  • White Chestnut

White Chestnut is used in Bach remedies as a reliever of repetitive thoughts and worrying.