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The passion-flower, Passiflora incarnata (family Passifloraceae), a climbing herb of the southern U.S.; the dried flowering and fruiting top has been used in neuralgia, dysmenorrhea, and insomnia, and topically for hemorrhoids and burns.
[L. passio, passion, + flos (flor-), flower]
the passion flower, Passiflora incarnata, a climbing herb. It has flowers and fruiting tops that are the source of medications used as antispasmodics and sedatives and for the treatment of burns, dysmenorrhea, hemorrhoids, and insomnia.
a plant genus of vines in the family Passifloraceae. Includes passion fruit valued for their edible fruits. Most of the plants in the genus that have been tested have high concentrations of cyanogenetic glycosides and are potential causes of cyanide poisoning and there is good field evidence of poisoning of livestock by some of them.
Suspected species are P. aurantia (red passion flower), P. cinnabarina (vermilion passion flower), P. foetida (stinking or mossy passion flower), P. herbertiana, P. suberosa (small passion flower), P. subpeltata (white or wild passion flower).