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passion flower

an herbal product derived from a perennial climbing vine that is native to tropical and subtropical areas of the Americas, also found in the southeastern United States.
uses It is used orally for the treatment of insomnia and restlessness and gastrointestinal disturbances associated with nervousness. It is used topically for the treatment of hemorrhoids, burns, and inflammation. Other traditional uses include treatment of menopause, pain, palpitations, arrhythmias, and hypertension. It may be effective in relieving nervousness; there are insufficient reliable data regarding its effectiveness for other indications.
contraindications It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity.

passion flower

An herbal remedy from the American shrub or vine Passiflora incarnata, used primarily as a sedative or calming agent. Its effectiveness has not been systematically tested in human beings.

passion flower,

n Latin name:
Passiflora incarnata; parts used: flowers, fruit; uses: sedative, sleep disorders, neuralgia, tachycardia, opiate withdrawal; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, sedative medications, MAOIs. Also called
apricot vine, granadilla, Jamaican honeysuckle, maypop, maypot, passion fruit, passion vine, purple passion flower, or
water lemon.

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Ingredients include hops, used for its sedative qualities; passion-flower, used as a relaxant to treat anxiety and insomnia; L-tryptophan, a naturally occurring amino acid; valerian root, a natural, mild sedative; mulungu, used as a natural relaxant and effective sleep aid; and phenibut: a derivative of the neurotransmitter GABA, which lowers the activity of some brain cells, promoting relaxation.
Native to southern Brazil, this tropical fruit of the passion-flower vine (Passiflora edulis) was first discovered in South America by Spanish explorers in the late 1500s.
SET D: CLIMBING SHRUBS One each of fragrant jasmine, honeysuckle and passion-flower for pounds 5.