Product Name : Passion Flower Powder Extract
Latin Name: Passiflora incarnata
Specification: 4:1 Flavones 3%
Country of Origin : China

Descripton

This perennial vine, which reaches 30 feet in length, grows naturally throughout the America Continent and is cultivated in Europe as a garden plant. The blossoms are considered symbolic of Christ's Passion, accounting for the name.

The above-ground parts of the plant hold its medicinal value.

Function:

Antianxiety &Insomnia:

Passion flower has a tranquilizing effect, including mild sedative and anti-anxiety effects. In studies conducted since the 1930's, its mode of action has been found to be different from that of most sedative drugs (sleeping pills), thus making it a non-addictive herb to promote relaxation. The sedative effect of passion flower has made it popular for treating a variety of ailments, including nervousness and insomnia. Research had indicated that passion flower has a complex activity on the central nervous system (CNS), which is responsible for its overall tranquilizing effects.

Antispasmodic

Passion flower also has an antispasmodic effect on smooth muscles within the body, including the digestive system. In animal tests, researchers found that the plant slows the passage of food through the digestive tract, thus promoting digestion.

Dosages

A daily dosage of 200-300mg passion flower extract standardized to 3% flavones is recommended. Take the extract 1 hour before sleep.

Safety

May cause sleepiness, do not operate machinery or drive when using this herb.  Do not take during pregnancy.

Chemistry:

The Passion Flower Extract is standardized to 3% flavones.

Reference

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Herbs for Your Health. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1996, 68–9.

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Passiflora incarnata L.—Passion flower: Portrait of a medicinal plant. Zeitschrift Phytother 1995;16:115–26.

3. Wichtl M.

Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1994, 363–5.

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Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-Care Professionals. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 1996, 206–7.

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J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 2000;38:63–6.