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Passionflower ( Passiflora ) An overview of the research and

  title={Passionflower ( Passiflora ) An overview of the research and},
  author={M. Traub},
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Passionflower Plant medicine for anxiety , insomnia and addiction Part III : Passionflower in Addiction / Substance Withdrawal
Part I: Passionflower and Anxiety The beautiful purple passionflower is renowned as an ornamental flower, but it has been touted as an effective herbal medicine in cultures around the globe forExpand


Antidiabetic activity of Passiflora incarnata Linn. in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice.
Mahanolic extract of Passiflora incarnata exhibit significant anti-hyperglycemic and hypolipidemic activities in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice, when compared with diabetic, normal and standard drug treated mice. Expand
A Double‐blind, Placebo‐controlled Investigation of the Effects of Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower) Herbal Tea on Subjective Sleep Quality
The initial findings suggest that the consumption of a low dose of Passiflora incarnata, in the form of tea, yields short‐term subjective sleep benefits for healthy adults with mild fluctuations in sleep quality. Expand
Comparative studies on anxiolytic activities and flavonoid compositions of Passiflora edulis 'edulis' and Passiflora edulis 'flavicarpa'.
Passiflora edulis 'flavicarpa' is extremely different from PassiflorA edULis 'edulis' and they should be distinguished when pharmacological studies are performed on them. Expand
Modulation of the γ‐aminobutyric acid (GABA) system by Passiflora incarnata L.
The in vitro effects of a dry extract of Passiflora incarnata (sole active ingredient in Pascoflair® 425 mg) on the GABA system were investigated and it was found that the extract inhibited [3H]‐GABA uptake into rat cortical synaptosomes but had no effect on GABA release and GABA transaminase activity. Expand
Passiflora incarnata Linneaus as an anxiolytic before spinal anesthesia
Oral preoperative administration of Passiflora incarnata Linneaus suppresses the increase in anxiety before spinal anesthesia without changing psychomotor function test results, sedation level, or hemodynamics. Expand
Pharmacological studies in an herbal drug combination of St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) and passion flower (Passiflora incarnata): in vitro and in vivo evidence of synergy between Hypericum and Passiflora in antidepressant pharmacological models.
It is shown here for the first time, that Passiflora significantly enhances the pharmacological potency of Hypericum in both models, namely the effects on synaptic uptake of serotonin and the forced-swimming-test. Expand
Apparently no sedative benzoflavone moiety in passiflorae herba.
The detection of only trace amounts of a BZf-like compound in one of three commercial samples of Passiflorae herba and in an extract suggests for the first time that BZF is not the active principle in this drug and should not serve as an active marker. Expand
Passiflora incarnata L. (Passionflower) extracts elicit GABA currents in hippocampal neurons in vitro, and show anxiogenic and anticonvulsant effects in vivo, varying with extraction method.
Instead of the anxiolytic effects described by others, anxiogenic effects in the elevated plus maze were seen in mice receiving any of the 5 Passiflora extracts, and total flavonoid yields increased substantially with hot versus cold extraction methods. Expand
Pharmacognosy and chemotypes of passionflower (Passiflora incarnata L.).
Although the compounds responsible for the therapeutic activity of P. incarnata are yet to be identified, phytomedicines should be made with the accepted isovitexin chemotype until the pharmacological implications of chemotypical differences are understood. Expand