Passionflower. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Passion flower, known as Grenadilla is a climbing vine native to Mexico, used by the Aztecs for its sedative properties. Was introduced in Europe by the Jesuits under the name "passion flower".

Passionflower Properties

* The aerial part of the Passionflower has flavonoids and alkaloids, which are responsible for their effect on sleep disorders, gradually restoring restful sleep, and quality people PDEC insomnia. It is recommended therefore be: anesthetic, analgesic, antispasmodic, hypnotic, hypotensive, sedative.
* According to their active ingredients used in cases of: Insomnia, restlessness, excitability, anxiety, tachycardia, palpitations, neuralgia, migraines, vertigo. Gastrointestinal spasms. Hypertension from nervous, nervous cough.
* Other uses include dysmenorrhea, neurovegetative dystonia associated with menopause, menstruation disorders. Menopause. Myalgia, muscle contractures.
* Used in detoxifying cures alcohol, snuff, morphine, etc..
* It is rich in vitamin C.
* Of the less toxic sedatives.

Contraindications to Passionflower
- Hypersensitivity to the drug
- Incompatible with antihistamines, alcohol, sedatives and hypnotics.
- Although the concentration of alkaloids is very little use is not recommended during pregnancy, infancy and childhood (if necessary involve milder tranquilizers).
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of Passiflora
In some people may cause some drowsiness.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

Related Topics
Index of medicinal plants

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