The article offers several information related to medicinal plants in 2009. Taking passionflower 90 minutes before surgery, the herb tablets functioned better than a placebo. The Pasteur Institut...
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
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Insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, waking repeatedly during the night, restlessness and other sleep disturbances keep many of us from getting the rest we need —problems compounded by the fact that Americans in general are sleeping less than they used to (see sidebar p. 41).
In this edition of the Natural Medicine Chest, we'll discuss the medicinal use of the herb known as Passion flower, or passiflora incarnata, a powerful naturopathic remedy for stress, nervousness and insomnia.
Section: Herb Brief: News and Notes
This herb can ease your anxiety without severe side effects.
Researchers say passionflower (Pass/flora incarnata) alleviates anxiety and nervousness without triggering the dependence and withdrawal common to anti-anxiety prescription medications.
NATIVE PEOPLE IN NORTH, CENTRAL, and South America have used the leaves of this woody climbing vine as an anxiety-easer and sedative for centuries, and physicians in Europe commonly prescribe it for the same purposes. Recent studies have renewed American interest in the herb.
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