Herbal Remedies for Depression, Sleeping, and Aging Are you feeling restless, tense, depressed, or having trouble sleeping at night? Or, maybe you simply want to defy some of the signs of aging. Read on—this section examines some herbs that may be worth a try. Food for Thought A few drops of lavender oil in the bath can help you relax. In fact, some say that after massaging your body with the lavender bath you are more apt to have a sound sleep.