Passiflora incarnata (Maypop)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • The dry leaf of the flower.

Present in the market

  • Dry extract.
  • Herbal tea.
  • Liquid extract.
  • Powder.

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

PASSIFLORA INCARNATA is mainly used for the relief of mild symptoms of mental stress, and to aid sleep. It also deals with anxiety, hysteria and other forms of crisis.
Passiflora is anti-spasmodic medicine, and it is used to treat conditions such as paroxysmic syndrome of Parkinson disease and spasmodic asthma.
Furthermore, it is a very useful medicine against neuralgia and herpes.
In case of dealing with sleeplessness, we can consume herbal tea every night. In case of other symptoms such as neuralgia and anxiety, it can be taken in herbal tea 2 times per day.
In dealing with neuralgic pains, it can be taken in dry extract, and the suggested dosage is 1 coated tablet 3 times daily.
In dealing with neuralgic pains, it can also be taken in liquid extract, and the suggested dosage is 2 ml, 3 times daily.
Powder is indicated in cases of treatment of neurotonic conditions of adults and children, notably in cases of mild disorders of sleep. The suggested dosage is 1 hard capsule, 2 times daily.

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Combinations & Contraindications

In contraindications, it is indicated hypersensitivity to the active substance.
In case of sleeplessness, Passiflora can be combined very well with Valeriana, Humulus lupulus and Piscidia piscipula.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

Passiflora is used for the relief of mild symptoms of mental stress and to aid sleep. Also, it is used in relief of anxiety.

Dissemination & Use