Relaxation is a physical state that we can move toward with the help of some natural botanical nutrients. Several herbs have a long history of use for supporting normal, healthy responses to stress and a state of relaxation. Over time, they may also lead to a more normal state of restful sleep. To be more specific, valerian root may help to support healthy levels of GABA, a neurochemical that helps the body maintain a normal state of calmness and relaxation. According to medical data, hops extract also seems to have the same effect on the levels of GABA in the body. Passionflower on the other hand may offer an entirely different of way supporting relaxation and sleep. It may support normal, healthy levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that potentially contributes to fatigue, lack of focus, and insomnia. Celery seed is a significant natural source of magnesium. This mineral is critical to the basic cycle of relaxation and contraction of muscles and other tissues. Without magnesium, skeletal muscles, and smooth muscles found in arterial walls, the lungs, and other organs would literally be unable to release and relax. Catnip and orange peel also work in similar ways to help support healthy relaxation and deep, restful sleep.