Passiflora incarnata

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Related to Passiflora incarnata: Valeriana officinalis, Calman


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.
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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(21.) NganA, Conduit R.A double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation of the effects of Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower) herbal tea on subjective sleep quality.
Sharma, "Anti-anxiety studies on extracts of Passiflora incarnata Linneaus," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
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.
Evaluation of central nervous system effects of Passiflora incarnata in experimental animals.
Keywords: Passiflora incarnata Passian flower Flavonoid [GABA.sub.A] receptor Epileptic seizure Elevated plus maze Rotarod Pentylenetetrazol
The effects of chrysin, a Passiflora incarnata extract, on natural killer cell activity in male Sprague-Dawley rats undergoing abdominal surgery.
Despite the presence of invasive plants like Phragmites australis and Lonicera japonica, Howell Wetlands contains three species that merit special concern: Rubus enslenii (state endangered), Taxodium distichium (state threatened), and Passiflora incarnata (state rare).
Other plants found at the site included Agalinis fasciculate (Ell.) Raf., Helianthus angustifolius L., Eupitorium rotundifolium L., Solidago altissima L., Passiflora incarnata L., Aster pilosus Willd., Lespedeza virginia (L.) Britton.
The active ingredients of the compound were 2% black haw bark (viburnum prunifolium), 2% licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra), 2% motherwort (leonurus cardiaca), 2% passion flower (passiflora incarnata), 2% pleurisy root (asclepias tuberosa), and 5% alcohol.
Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) is used for its calming, mood-lifting properties and is also found to be helpful for insomnia.