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Passiflora


Passiflora - Herbal Research
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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
None.
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Internally as a mild sedative for nervous restlessness, insomnia and anxiety. Treatment of gastrointestinal disorders of nervous origin (1, 5, 11).
 
Uses described in traditional medicine
As  an  anodyne,  antispasmodic  and  mild  stimulant  (1,  6).  Treatment  of dysmenorrhoea, neuralgia and nervous tachycardia (1).

References:
1.    Bradley  PR,  ed.  British  herbal  compendium.  Vol.  1.  Bournemouth,  British Herbal Medicine Association, 1992
 
5.    Bisset    NG. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. Boca Raton, FL, CRC  Press, 1994.
 
6.    Farnsworth  NR,  ed.  NAPRALERT  database.  Chicago,  IL,  University  of  Illinois at Chicago, 9 February 2001 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the
Scien
tific and Technical Network (STN) of Chemical Abstracts Services).
 
11.  Blumenthal M et al., eds. The complete German Commission E monographsAustin, TX, American Botanical Council, 1998


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