Category Archives: Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata)

Passionflower as a Sleep Aid

Mood disorder can cause insomnia, because they change the way the brain functions. In particular, neurones in the hippocampus become dysfunctional, and this has a whole range of knock on effects that include an inability to sleep normally. The disturbed … Continue reading

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Two Herbal Remedies for Sleep

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Passiflora foetida (passionflower): Antidepressant Effects

Passiflora foetida is a species of passionflower often called wild maracuja, bushpassion fruit, wild water lemon or stinking passionflower. This species of passionflower is native to South, Central and North America. Passiflora foetida is a creeping vine with an edible … Continue reading

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Passionflower (Passiflora): A Source of the Anxiolytic Flavone Chrysin

Benzodiazepines tend to be used to treat anxiety, but they can cause dependence and there is a risk of death with their use. Alternative treatments for mild to moderate anxiety are therefore of interest as they tend not to be … Continue reading

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Passion Flower (Passiflora edulis): Anxiety Treatment

Passiflora edulis is a species of passion flower native to South America. In Europe passiflora incarnata is most commonly used for its anxiolytic effects, however it is apparent that other species also share its ability to treat anxiety. This may … Continue reading

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Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) Effects: Alkaloids or Flavonoids?

Passionflower extracts have been evidenced to have mood elevating effects in humans and animals. One explanation for this is the presence of a number of alkaloids in the tissues of the plants. These alkaloids include harmaline, harmol and harmane and … Continue reading

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Passionflower: Herbal Mood Enhancer

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) in a traditional herb used for its central nervous system effects. Studies suggests that it may have a number of mood elevating effects. For example, in one study, researchers investigated the antidepressant effects of passionflower on mice … Continue reading

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Passiflora edulis (Passion Fruit)

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The Anti-Anxiety Effects of Chrysin

Chrysin is a polyphenol that belongs to the flavone subgroup of flavonoids. Evidence suggests that chrysin is able to bind to the GABAA receptor in the brains of animals and humans. This binding may explain the anxiolytic effects of chrysin, … Continue reading

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Passiflora Sp. (Passionflower)

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