Abstract Title:

Double blind study of a valerian preparation.

Abstract Source:

Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1989 Apr;32(4):1065-6. PMID: 2678162

Abstract Author(s):

O Lindahl, L Lindwall

Abstract:

Valerian root contains two substances of special pharmacological interest--valepotriates and sesquiterpenes. The former, which has been used for standardization of the drug, is cytotoxic. The latter has no such effect. Both have sedative effects. A double blind test has been carried out on a preparation (VALERINA NATT) containing primarily sesquiterpenes. When compared with placebo it showed a good and significant effect on poor sleep (p less than 0.001). Forty-four percent reported perfect sleep and 89% reported improved sleep from the preparation. No side effects were observed.

 

Study Type : Human Study
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