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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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Passiflora dorisiae, una nueva especie en el subgenero Passiflora (Passifloraceae).
A revision of the neotropical species of Dasiops Rondani (Diptera: Lonchaeidae) attacking Passiflora (Passifloraceae).
Soares-Scott, "Sweet-passion- fruit: the autor, data and publication of the scientific name of Passiflora alata (Passifloraceae)"' Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, vol.
Freitas, "Phylogeny, biogeography and divergence times in Passiflora (Passifloraceae)," Genetics and Molecular Biology, vol.
es uno de los mas importantes de la familia Passifloraceae por comprender mas de 500 especies con alto valor economico para la alimentacion, la industria farmaceutica y como ornamental.
Characterization of highly toxic type 2 ribosome-inactivating proteins from Adenia lanceolata and Adenia stenodactyla (Passifloraceae).
Arthur Town/ January (Passifloraceae) Cat Island 4, 1932 Passijlora pectinata Griseb.
Respecto a los distintos indices de diversidad aplicados, Asteraceae presento los valores mas altos (DMg = 7.391, Ds = 18.672 y H'= 3.201), seguido de Fabaceae (DMg = 6.756, Ds = 13.709 y H'= 3.008) y Cactaceae (DMg = 6.162, Ds = 13.844 y H' = 2.947); mientras que los mas bajos se observaron en Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Malvaceae, Papaveraceae, Plantaginaceae, Passifloraceae y Zygophylaceae (Ds = 1, DMg y H' = 0) (Cuadro 6).