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Holist Nurs Pract. 2004 May-Jun;18(3):120-6.

Valerian use for sleep disturbances related to rheumatoid arthritis.

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Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies, University of Virginia, School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA. dmt9v@virginia.edu

Abstract

Complementary therapies are becoming increasingly popular, particularly for symptoms such as sleep disturbance. The herb valerian may be useful as a mild sleep aid in clinical populations, such as persons with rheumatoid arthritis. This article reviews valerian to inform healthcare providers of potential uses and safety considerations.

PMID:
15222600
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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