Passiflora incarnata


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Related to Passiflora incarnata: Valeriana officinalis, Calman

passionflower

Herbal medicine
A perennial vine that contains alkaloids (harmane, harmol and harmine), flavonoids and steroids; it is anti-inflammatory and mildly sedative, and has been used for addiction disorders, anxiety, asthma, hyperactivity in children, hypertension, insomnia, neuralgia, seizures in Parkinson’s disease, rheumatic pain, stress and whooping cough.
 
Toxicity
Passionflower should not be used while driving or operating heavy equipment, given its soporific effect; it should not be used in young children or in pregnancy (as it stimulates uterine contraction).

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Passiflora incarnata (passionflower) has great potential to assist older adults in managing their anxiety and insomnia.
Unfortunately this study fails to shed definitive light on the true active ingredients of Passiflora incarnata, but suggests that further investigation (especially into potential synergism and biochemical activities) may be warranted.
Five different extracts, prepared from a single batch of Passiflora incarnata, were administered to CF-1 mice for 1 week in their drinking water prior to evaluation of their behavioral effects.
Evaluation of the anxiolytic effects of chrysin, a Passiflora incarnata extract, in the laboratory rat.
27) There have been few incidents of adverse reactions such as: a proposed 'additive' effect of Passiflora incarnata in combination with Valeriana officinalis interacting with the benzodiazepine drug (lorazepam) resulting in hand tremor, dizziness, throbbing and muscular fatigue.
It was discovered that she had been taking a herbal supplement that contained Piper methysticum, Scutellaria lateriflora and Passiflora incarnata.
During several nights in Aug, 2007, I observed tropical sod webworm moths, Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Guen6e (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) swarming in large numbers around flowering purple passion vines, Passiflora incarnata L.
McMullen's Fytoterapy School in Sweden gave $200 research support for the best poster which was won by Hans Wohlmuth for his work on Passiflora incarnata.
There are also numerous scientific studies concerning extracts from Passiflora incarnata (Pittler and Ernst, 2000; Della Loggia et al.
Spascupreel contains Colocynthis 4 x, Ammonium bromatum 4 x, Atropinum sulfuricum 6 x, Veratrum album 6 x, Magnesium phosphoricum 6 x, Gelsemium 5 x, Passiflora incarnata 1 x, Chamomilla 3 x, Cuprum sulfuricum 6x, and Aconitum 5x.
INCI name: Passiflora edulis seed powder (and) passiflora incarnata seed powder
INCI name: PEG-60 passiflora edulis seed glycerides (and) PEG-60 passiflora incarnata seed glycerides