Medicinal plants for insomnia: a review of their pharmacology, efficacy and tolerability

  title={Medicinal plants for insomnia: a review of their pharmacology, efficacy and tolerability},
  author={David Wheatley},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={414 - 421}
  • D. Wheatley
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
A number of medicinal plants are traditionally endowed with anxiolytic or sedative properties and, in the context of this revue, both indications are considered since the former may induce a mood conducive to the latter. For any sleep-inducing drug to be effective, a tranquil ambience needs to be established a priori. Thus, physical ailments (i.e. pain), factors interfering with sleep (i.e. noise), psychological conditions causing stress, psychiatric illnesses (i.e. depression) and other drugs… 

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