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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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When the eggs hatch, the baby caterpillars are put in cages with lots of passion vine clippings.
The flowers of the passion vine, in their intricate patterned symmetry, produce kaleidoscopic effects.
Around the room are pots of angel's trumpet (Brugmansia), bougainvillea, ferns, orchids, and passion vine.
Garden designer Chris Jacobson continued the mission theme by adding lemon trees, honeysuckle, jasmine, and passion vine, which were also selected for their low water needs.
Passion vine (Passiflora) is to gulf fritillary butterflies what milkweed is to monarchs: the caterpillars won't feed on anything else.
Spanish jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) and blue passion vine (Passiflora caerulea) planted beside the posts will eventually take over.
Passion vines, locally called maypop vines, probably have more Christian symbolism than any other plant.
The caterpillars of the tropical butterfly Heliconius sara eat nothing but passion vines, which means they should be dead.
Passion vines (Passiflora species) in the CSUN gardens also attract butterflies.
An arbor of recycled copper pipes, covered with passion vines, shades the nearly hidden dining area.