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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).
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The experiment was conducted with a completely randomized design, using a 4 x 3 factorial arrangement with four light levels (full sunlight and 25, 50, and 75% shade) and three Passiflora species, with ten replicates for evaluations of seed germination and initial growth (height and stem diameter) and five replicates for analysis of dry weight, using one seedling per experimental unit.
El uso de Passiflora como una medicina fue elogiado por primera vez por un investigador espanol en el Peru, en 1569 La informacion etnofarmacologica revela que Passiflora edulis Sims ha sido utilizado en medicina tradicional en diversas partes del mundo.
Extract of Passiflora edulis in the healing of colonic anastomosis in rats: a tensiometric and morphologic study.
Thus, Passiflora species with the greatest development of the root system allow the exploration of a greater soil volume, enabling higher water and nutrients absorption by plants, especially during drought periods.
Rasolofo (2002), estima que existen 18 especies de Passiflora distribuidas ampliamente por el territorio paraguayo, mientras que en el Catalogo de la Flora del Cono Sur (Zuloaga et al.
El reconocimiento de las particularidades fitoquimicas de los frutos de Passiflora maliformis y de P.
Passiflora incarnata is a member of the Passifloraceae family, which is native to North, Central and South America.