Corpus ID: 3213595

Treating primary insomnia - the efficacy of valerian and hops.

  title={Treating primary insomnia - the efficacy of valerian and hops.},
  author={Shanah Salter and Sonya Brownie},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={39 6},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of valerian and hops in the treatment of primary insomnia. METHODS The AMED and MEDLINE databases were searched for primary sources of literature published between 1950 and 2009, using keywords: herbal medicine, medicinal plants, herbal, Valeriana officinalis, valerian, Humulus lupulus, hops, sleep, insomnia. Studies were included if they evaluated the efficacy of valerian or hops in improving primary insomnia in adults: sixteen studies met the inclusion… Expand
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