Insomnia: An Overview Of Herbal Treatments

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Insomnia is a common disorder in both clinical and general populations. Treatment is complicated various methods of classification and confounding co-morbidity. Conventional pharmaceutical managements tends to focus on short term relief of symptoms rather than managing the underlying cause of insomnia. Moreover, conventional pharmaceuticals have unwanted side effects, tolerance and dependence. Herbal medicine provides safe, effective and reliable treatment strategies aimed at addressing both symptoms and aetiology of insomnia. Herbal treatments for insomnia tend to offer a cost effective alternative with no associated issues relating to tolerance and dependence. This article provides a summary of herbal treatment options in insomnia, and a brief analysis of supporting evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternet Journal of Alternative Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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