Passiflora incarnata is a vine of the Passifloras family (Passifloraceae ) native of the southeastern United States and Mexico. It is grown in many parts of the world for ornamental or medicinal purposes. The fruit of Passiflora incarnata can be used as a substitute for a South American relative, Passiflora edulis.
Passiflora are rich in alkaloids, flavonoids, phenolic compounds and cyanogenic glycosides. Passiflora incarnata has 2.5% flavonoids. The active ingredient which is a benzoflavone BZF has not yet been isolated.
Passiflora incarnata is used throughout as an anxiolytic and sedative since ancient times. The benzoflavone BZF reveals an interesting anxiolytic because it does not cause dependency on prolonged outlet. Studies on addiction to morphine, nicotine, cannabis or alcohol, showed that BZF prevented the expression of withdrawal effects of these drugs.
we offer Nelumbo nucifera under the following forms :
- Dry extracts
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