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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This report has outlined great promise in the use of Passiflora incarnata for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia in older adults.
Passiflora incarnata Linneaus as an anxiolytic before spinal anesthesia.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation of the effects of Passiflora incarnata (passionflower) herbal tea on subjective sleep quality.
Preoperative oral Passiflora incarnata reduces anxiety in ambulatory surgery patients: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Keywords: Passiflora incarnata Passian flower Flavonoid [GABA.
Passiflora incarnata (Purple Passionflower) is an indigenous American vine with white and blue or purple flowers and an edible fruit (Dhawan et al.
A voucher specimen was deposited with the herbarium at Portland State University and confirmed to be Passiflora incarnata L.
Feeding on extrafloral nectar of Passiflora incarnata by tropical sod webworm moths, Herpetogramma phaeopteralis, in Florida is reported and ecological implications of this observation are discussed.
Ants, extrafloral nectaries and herbivory on the passion vine, Passiflora incarnata.
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.
Passiflora incarnata, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy.
Biological and electroencephalographic parameters in rats in relation to Passiflora incarnata L.