Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body's daily rhythm, telling us when to fall asleep and when to wake up. Ever since we developed electricity and the lightbulb, we have been decreasing our body's secretions of melatonin by being exposed to bright light after it is dark. Jet lag, shift work and poor vision also affect regular melatonin levels. In Chinese Medicine, melatonin could be likened to the functions of healthy Liver energy.
Melatonin also helps control the timing and release of female reproductive...More Info