Stress‐induced insomnia treated with kava and valerian: singly and in combination

  title={Stress‐induced insomnia treated with kava and valerian: singly and in combination},
  author={David Wheatley},
  journal={Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental},
  • D. Wheatley
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Psychology
  • Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
Kava and valerian are herbal remedies that are claimed to have anxiolytic and sedative properties respectively, without dependence potential or any appreciable side effects. In this pilot study, 24 patients suffering from stress‐induced insomnia were treated for 6 weeks with kava (LI‐150), 120 mg daily. This was followed by a 2‐week ‘wash‐out’ period off treatment, and then, five patients having dropped out, 19 received valerian (LI‐156), 600 mg daily, for another 6 weeks. Then there was a… 
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