Polysomnographic evaluation of the hypnotic effect of Valeriana edulis standardized extract in patients suffering from insomnia.

@article{HerreraArellano2001PolysomnographicEO,
  title={Polysomnographic evaluation of the hypnotic effect of Valeriana edulis standardized extract in patients suffering from insomnia.},
  author={Armando Herrera-Arellano and G Luna-Villegas and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Cuevas-Uri{\'o}stegui and Laura E. Alvarez and G Vargas-Pineda and Alejandro Zamilpa-{\'A}lvarez and Jaime Tortoriello},
  journal={Planta medica},
  year={2001},
  volume={67 8},
  pages={695-9}
}
Valeriana edulis ssp. procera, commonly known as "valeriana mexicana", is widely used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. To evaluate the hypnotic effect and safety of 450 mg of Valeriana edulis standardized hydroalcoholic extract in patients with insomnia, a double-blind, cross-over, controlled study was carried out. Valeriana officinalis extract, at the same doses, was used as a positive control. In a sleep laboratory, polysomnographic (PSG) recordings… CONTINUE READING
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