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Passiflora Incarnata Linn: A Review on Morphology, Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Aspects

  title={Passiflora Incarnata Linn: A Review on Morphology, Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Aspects},
  author={S. Patel and N. K. Verma and K. Gauthaman},
  journal={Pharmacognosy Reviews},
This review gives an account of the current knowledge on the morphology, phytochemistry and pharmacological aspects of Passiflora incarnata. A wide range of chemical compounds has been isolated, mainly alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols and carbohydrates. P. incarnata has been described as passion flower and used extensively for treatment of several diseases like anxiety, insomnia, convulsion, sexual dysfunction, cough and cancer. Hence the present article includes the detailed exploration of… Expand
Passiflora incarnata L. commonly known as passion flower belongs to Passifloraceae family and is one of the most popular and widely used medicinal plants in traditional medicine. The plant has a longExpand
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Antihypertensive effect of methanolic extract of Passiflora nepalensis
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Endophytic Bacteria from Passiflora incarnata L. Leaves with Genetic Potential for Flavonoid Biosynthesis
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Uso da Passiflora incarnata L. no tratamento alternativo do transtorno de ansiedade generalizada
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Aphrodisiac activity of methanol extract of leaves of Passiflora incarnata Linn. in mice
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Anti-anxiety studies on extracts of Passiflora incarnata Linneaus.
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Isoscoparin-2″-O-glucoside from Passiflora incarnata
Abstract In an investigation of herbal material of Passiflora incarnate the flavone C -glycoside, isoscoparin-2″- O -glucoside, was detected and isolated together with eleven known flavonoids. ThisExpand
Studies on passiflora incarnata dry extract. I. Isolation of maltol and pharmacological action of maltol and ethyl maltol.
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The C-Glycosylflavone Pattern of Passiflora incamata L.
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Antitussive activity of the methanol extract of Passiflora incarnata leaves.
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Antiasthmatic activity of the methanol extract of leaves of Passiflora incarnata
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Toxicity of Passiflora incarnata L
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Trace analysis of harman alkaloids in passiflora incarnata by reversed‐phase high performance liquid chromatography
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