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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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Algumas especies da familia Passifloraceae sao relatadas como resistentes a estes fitopatogenos, caracterizando em potenciais porta-enxerto para cultivo do P.
Guama 27 Moraceae Ficus dendrocida Caucho 28 Myrsinaceae Rapanea guyanensis Cucharo 29 Myrtaceae Psidium guianense Guayaba acida 30 Psidium guajaba Guayaba 31 Palmaceae sin identificar Bolinillo, palma 32 Passifloraceae Passiflora maliformis Gulupa 33 Pass iflora sp.
La elevada diversidad de la zona cafetera colombiana, hogar del 59% de las especies de Passifloraceae, ha sido afectada por la intensa fragmentacion de las selvas andinas (Kattan, 1997).
These come under the Passifloraceae band of tendril-bearing climbers, alongside water lemon and Jamaican honeysuckle.
Oxalis illinoensis Oxalidaceae Harrison Maxwell & Thomas Schwegman 3552 Passiflora Passifloraceae Crawford W.
Alston Markisa (Malay) Passifloraceae Passiflora edulis Sims Pisang lalid Rosaceae Rubus benguetensis Elmer Serinit / Tabpa Rosaceae Rubus moluccanus L.
Reproductive behavior in the Passifloraceae and some of its pollinators in Central America.
frieseni had the highest infestation index (considering lonchaeids and tephritids) infesting Passifloraceae spp.
18 Passifloraceae Passiflora tarminiana 19 Brassicaceae Capsella bursa-pastoris 20 Rosaceae Lachemilla hispidula 21 Asteraceae Baccharis tricuneata 22 Asteraceae Achyrocline satureioides 23 Bromeliaceae Puya sp.
Gray ONAGRACEAE Oenothera sp * OXALIDACEAE Oxalis sp * PASSIFLORACEAE Passiflora sp * 6 40 PHRYMACEAE Mimulus glabratus Kunth * PLANTAGINACEAE Plantago sp* Veronica sp 7 47 POACEAE Poaceae Zea mays L.
A Passiflora alata Curtis e uma especie que apresenta bom desenvolvimento por encontrar condicoes ecologicas adequadas, e uma trepadeira pertencente a familia Passifloraceae, e apresenta grande aceitacao pelos consumidores, sendo comercializada principalmente para consumo in natura.