Modulation of the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system by Passiflora incarnata L.

  title={Modulation of the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system by Passiflora incarnata L.},
  author={Kurt Appel and Thorsten Rose and Bernd L. Fiebich and Thomas Kammler and Christine Hoffmann and Gabriele Weiss},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  volume={25 6},
Passiflora incarnata L. (Passifloraceae) is important in herbal medicine for treating anxiety or nervousness, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), symptoms of opiate withdrawal, insomnia, neuralgia, convulsion, spasmodic asthma, ADHD, palpitations, cardiac rhythm abnormalities, hypertension, sexual dysfunction and menopause. However, the mechanism of action is still under discussion. Despite gaps in our understanding of neurophysiological processes, it is increasingly being recognized that… CONTINUE READING
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