Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Use of Valerian-Lemon Balm Extract in Children with Restlessness and Sleep Disorders

Reviewed: Muller SF, Klement S. A combination of valerian and lemon balm is effective in the treatment of restlessness and dyssomnia in children. Phytomed. 2006;13:383-387.

Valerian: A Safe and Effective Herb for Sleep Problems

Comments on an Australian research on the safety and efficacy of herb for relieving sleep problems. Detrimental effect of triazolam on cognitive processes; Efficacy of valerian and oxazepam; Effi...

Valerian Root: Non-Addictive Alternative for Insomnia and Anxiety

Valerian Root: Non-Addictive Alternative for Insomnia and Anxiety

Valerian Trials

A controlled and double-blind German study evaluated whether valerian root extract impaired reaction time, alertness and concentration the morning after administration, in 102 people. A computer-assisted application measured reaction time, alertness, two-handed coordination, sleep quality, and visual discrimination tasks. One group took 600 mg. valerian root extract (LI 156), another took 1 mg. of the benzodiazepine flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and a third group took placebo. The next morning, valerian did not impair reaction abilities, concentration or coordination in any patient.

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