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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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* 1/2 teaspoon passionflower * 1/2 teaspoon skullcap * 1/2 teaspoon lemon balm * 1/2 teaspoon spearmint * 1 teaspoon honey (optional) Steep the herbs in 4 to 6 ounces of hot water for 15 minutes, then strain, and add honey if you prefer.
The company most recently debuted Calm A.S.A.P., which is "formulated with a combination of passionflower, skullcap, chamomile, and lavender and was developed to rapidly deliver a sense of calm and peace during stressful moments in life," explained Ms.
(21.) NganA, Conduit R.A double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation of the effects of Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower) herbal tea on subjective sleep quality.
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Passionflower is a sedative, and valerian is a muscle relaxant.
(passionflower) extracts elicit GABA currents in hippocampal neurons in vitro and show anxiogenic and anticonvulsant effects in vivo, varying with extraction method.
Passiflora incarnata (Purple Passionflower) is an indigenous American vine with white and blue or purple flowers and an edible fruit (Dhawan et al.
Chrysin is from the fruit of blue passionflower, a tropical vine.
The effect of the tea's passionflower, hops and chamomile on tenseness, irritability, nervous restlessness and nervous stomach is supported by clinical data and by traditional use.
Floral nuances of tuberose, jasmine and passionflower dance together in a passionate and sensual way, while seducing base notes of ebony, leather and vetiver.
Scarlet passionflower (Passi-flora coccinea), an evergreen vine, bears its starburst blossoms in summer.
These include androstenedione, chamomile, DHEA, goldenseal, kava-kava, nettle, passionflower, sage, St.