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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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Scientists at the Department of Parks and Wildlife and CSIRO will research the conditions in which the stinking passionflower thrives in its native lands to develop ways to better combat the weed in WA.
In relation to sleep disorders, a double blind, placebo controlled trial was conducted by Monash University in Australia to test the efficacy of a passionflower tea on sleep quality in 41 participants.
A] in passionflower itself that induces changes in GABAergic transmission.
Each of the 5 different passionflower extracts was tested on a group of CF-1 mice after continuous administration in the drinking water (1000 mg freeze-dried extract/kg/day; equivalent to between 4.
Scarlet passionflower (Passi-flora coccinea), an evergreen vine, bears its starburst blossoms in summer.
If your insomnia is caused by tension or by working late at night, try a cup of tea made from non-habit-forming herbs such as catnip (Nepeta cataria), a gentle sedative; chamomile (Matricaria recutita), which helps calm the nerves and soothe the stomach; or passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), a safe sedative particularly helpful for insomnia caused by anxiety, worry or an overactive mind.
These include androstenedione, chamomile, DHEA, goldenseal, kava-kava, nettle, passionflower, sage, St.
As a child, passionflower could keep me occupied during cotton-picking time.
Cover the framework with climbers such as roses, jasmine, clematis, passionflower, honeysuckle and perhaps even Stephanotis, and you will have a beautiful and sweetsmelling retreat from the world.
So I won't be popping down to Harvey Nicks and buying a bottle of "Love Potion," which, allegedly, is "designed to have aphrodisiac qualities with a potent concoction of blueberries, passion fruit and herbal ingredients such as muira puama, damiana and passionflower.
I remember a passionflower in bloom and a crown of thorns, the significance of which she explained to me.
In the summer, it is the orange and red lantana, verbena and passionflower vine that are blooming.