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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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SET D: CLIMBING SHRUBS One each of fragrant jasmine, honeysuckle and passion-flower for pounds 5.
Some pointed to passion-flowers, with their elaborate collars and fused sex organs, while others argued for pipevines, with their big, meat-colored flowers.