passiflora incarnata

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passiflora incarnata
Other Names:

Spanish: Maracuya,

English: Passionflower, Carkifelek, Charkhi Felek, Maypop, Maypop Passionflower,

Family: Passifloraceae.

Part of Used: Grapevine, Sheets, the Stem.

Properties: Analgesic, antidepressants, anti - inflammatory, antispasmodic, Anticonvulsante, anxiolytics, disinfectant, diuretic, hypnotic, tranquilizers, spasmolytic, Sedative, worming.

The Flower of passion, called Maracuja in the Amazon, is plamta natural tropical and tropical half of South America to North America. There are, as 200 species of passionflower most are located in the Amazon region. Maracuya is a vine that grows stronger with more than thirty feet in length climbing over other plants. It has white flowers, large and striking with pink or purple centers and edible fruit with delicious. It is the flower which gave the name, Passion Flower or "Passion Flower", because the Spanish missionaries thought they represented some of the objects associated with the Crucification of Christ.

The Passion Flower was first discovered in Peru by a Spanish doctor named Monarda in 1569 and wrote and documented uses indigenous and I take them to Old World where it quickly became a favorite tea. The Spanish conquerors of Mexico and South America also learned its use of the Aztec Indians eventually became widely cultivated in Europe. Ever since its discovery, Maracuja has been used extensively as a sedative, antispasmodic and sedative syrup. The Indians of the Amazon through the use of tea leaves as a sedative. When introduced in Europe in the 1500's is to be used as a sedative and soothing tea. It was introduced in American medicine in 1800 as a sedative and used by native and slave in the South as a tea, and also bruised the leaves for headaches, bruising and pain. In many countries in Europe and the U. S. and Canada, the use of Passion Flower to calm nerves and settle nervous Poe has documented more than 200 years. His documented history for many years in natural medicine has its uses for colic, diarrhea, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epilepsy, rashes, insomnia, morphinism, neuralgia, neurosis, ophthalmia and the spasm.

The Flower of passion is used extensively by naturalists and natural health practitioners around the world today. It is used for the most part as a sedative, hypnotic (sleep inducing) antinervioso, analgesic of antispasmodic. In the U. S. P. incarnata is the species most used to treat insomnia, Parkinson's Disease, attacks and seizures, muscle cramps, hysteria, high blood pressure, tetanus, slats, neuralgia, dysmenorrhea, menstrual cramps of and PMS, epilepsy, and where for a pain relief. In Europe, is used for nervous disorders, sleeplessness, spasms, neuralgia, alcoholism, hyperactivity in children, the tachycardia rapid heart, headaches. In South America, P. edulis is the kind widely used as a sedative, diuretic, antispasmodic, and anthelmintic (to expel intestinal worms) that is used to treat seizures, paralysis, alcoholism, headaches, insomnia, colic in children, diarrhea The complaint, hysteria, neuralgia, the symptoms of menopause and hypertension. In both in the South and North America as well as in Europe, Maracuja item is used for skin disorders, for the inflammation, for hemorrhoid, and for burns.

Used Part.

Sumidades the air.

Active Principles.

Flavonoids: quercetol, kenferol, apigenol, luteolol; C - heterósidos: vitexina, saponarósido, escaftósido, isoescaftósido, isovitexima, isoorientina. Traces of indole alkaloids: harmano, harmol, AdrianSuSE. Phytosterols: sitosterol, stigmasterol; maltol; traces of cyanogenic heterósidos: ginocardina. Traces of essential oil composition poorly studied.

* The drug dries must contain at least 0. 3% (Swiss pharmacopoeia) or 0. 4% (German pharmacopoeia) of flavonoids expressed as St. John's wort, or at least 0. 8% of flavonoids expressed in vitexina (ESCOP)

Drug Action.

Presents an anxiolytic, hypnotic smooth, muscle relaxants and spasmolytic comparable to that of papaverine (WICHTL)


Anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, tachycardia, palpitations, migraines, dizziness, gastric ulcers, gastrointestinal spasms. Dysmenorrhea, neurovegetative dystonia associated with menopause, nervous cough. Myalgia, muscle contractures.


Hypersensitivity to the drug.

Incompatible with alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives and hypnotics.

Although the concentration of alkaloids is very small (even undetectable in most preparations) we recommend not to prescribe during pregnancy, infancy and childhood (if necessary, resorting to tranquilizers smoother)

Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

In some people may cause some drowsiness.

Caution / Poisoning.

Exclusive use by prescription and under medical supervision. In prescribing caution that it is not advisable to self; indicate on the prescription duration of treatment or tell the pharmacist to retain the recipe.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid from the dye and syrup.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Infuse ten minutes. Three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, three to five times a day.

Tincture (1: 5) 50 - 100 drops, three times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 0. 3 to 1 g / day.

Juice of fresh plant: 2. 5 ml, three times a day.

Syrup: a soup spoon three or four times a day.

Dose recommended by the ESCOP (adults) Take two to four times a day, 0. 5 - 2 grams of powder drugs, 2. 5 g infusion, 1 - 4 ml of tincture (1: 8) or equivalent in other preparations.


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