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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.
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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.
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Some pointed to passion-flowers, with their elaborate collars and fused sex organs, while others argued for pipevines, with their big, meat-colored flowers.