Monday, January 7, 2008

Valerian: Does It Work?

This valerian sleep aid review information is from The American Journal of Medicine:

"...Extracts of the roots of valerian (Valeriana officinalis) are widely used for inducing sleep and improving sleep quality. A systematic review of randomized, placebo-controlled trials of valerian for improving sleep quality is presented... The available evidence suggests that valerian might improve sleep quality without producing side effects. Future studies should assess a range of doses of standardized preparations of valerian and include standard measures of sleep quality and safety."

View this valerian sleep aid review here: The American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 119, No. 12. (December 2006), pp. 1005-1012.

The US National Institute of Health also provides very concise and comprehensive valerian sleep aid review information here: