Herbalists have a high regard for the soothing properties of passionflower and recommend it as a general nerve tonic to treat nervous stress. The Commission E approved its use for anxiety. Passionflower is used to gently relax the mind/body to prepare for a more restful nights sleep.
Common medicinal properties: Analgesic , Purgative, Sedative
Current Research: Effective for generalized anxiety.
Contraindications: Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with PASSIONFLOWER
Parts Used: Dried leaves and stems.
Constituents: Apigenin and luteolin glycosides, vitexin, isovitexin and their c-glycosides, kaempferol, quercetin, and rutin; indole alkaloids (0.010.09%), mainly harman, harmaline, harmine; coumarin derivatives; cyanogenic glucosides (gynocardin); fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic); gum; maltol; phytosterols (stigmasterol); sugars (sucrose); and a trace of volatile oil
Folk applications: Placed in the home to calm problems and bring peace. When carried, it attracts friends and creates popularity. Placed in a pillow it brings sleep.