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PASSION FLOWER - 西番蓮屬
Passiflora incarnata

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Sleep disorders, restlesness, nervousness, tension, cramps, depression, cardiac neurosis, menopause, irritability, anxiety ...

Description

Composition :
100% Passiflora incarnata fol.& flos - 230 mg

Part used :
Leaves and flowers

Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata), aka Maypop, Wild Apricot and Wild Passion Vine, is a perennial vine in the Passion Flower family (Passifloraceae), native to the Andes and Amazon regions, but also a common wildflower in the southern United States. The Cherokee indians in the Tennessee area called it Ocoee (the Ocoee river and Ocoee valley are named after this plant); it is also the Tennessee State Wildflower.

Passion Flower has large, intricate flowers with prominent styles and stamens. Leaves are alternate and palmately 3-lobed or 5-lobed, measuring 6 – 15 cm (2–6in). They have two characteristic glands at the base of the blade on the petiole. Flowers have five blue-white petals, typically arranged in a ring above the petals and sepals. They typically bloom in July and are pollinated by insects such as bumblebees. The fleshy fruit, also referred to as a maypop, is a oval, yellow berry about the size of a hen egg; it is green at first, but turns orange as it matures.

Passion flower contains alkaloids, flavanoids, harman, harmin, harmol, harmalin, glycosides and tanning agents – which in combination have relaxing, sleep-promoting, cramp-dissolving and pain-reducing properties. The use of Passion Flower may help improve the nervous system and lower blood pressure.

History: The indigenous people of the Amazon basin used Passion Flower traditionally to treat heart conditions and as a relaxant. The fruit was a favorite of both American indians and colonial settlers of the south.

Note: For increased effect, Passion flower may be combined with Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha), Golden Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) and Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus). Passion Flower does not have any negative side effects even weith prolonged use.

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, preferably before/during a meal.

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