Passion Flower (Herbs/Suppl)Brand and Other Names:apricot vine, corona de cristo, more...Fleischfarbige, fleur de la passion, flor de passion, maypop, passiflora incarnata, passion vine, purple passion flower, water lemon, wild passion flower

 
 
 

Suggested Dosing

General Dosing Guidlines

Dried

0.25-2 g PO TID

Tea

1 cup PO BID-TID and 30 min before bedtime; 0.25-2 g/150 ml water

Liquid Extract

0.5-1 ml PO TID; 1:1 in 25% alcohol

Tincture

0.5-2 ml PO TID; 1:8 in 45% alcohol

Anxiety Disorder

Liquid extract: 45 gtt PO daily

Opiate Withdrawal

Liquid extract: 60 gtt PO daily

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Suggested Uses

ADHD, cardiac rhythm abnormalities, generalized anxiety disorder, GI upset, hemorrhoids (topical), insomnia, nervousness/excitability, neuralgias, opiate withdrawal symptoms, pain

Efficacy

Possibly effective for nervous restlessness, anxiety, opiate withdrawal when used in combo with clonidine

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Interactions

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    Contraindicated

      Serious - Use Alternative

        Significant - Monitor Closely

          Minor

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Altered consciousness

            Ataxia

            Confusion

            Dizziness

            Drowsiness

            Liver toxicity

            Nausea/vomiting

            Pancreas toxicity

            Prolonged QT interval

            Vasculitis

            Ventricular tachycardia

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            None reported

            Cautions

            Concurrent sedative agents

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: unsafe

            Lactation: avoid use

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: N/A

            Excretion: N/A

            Mechanism of Action

            Apigenin: benzodiazepine receptor agonist

            May have some MAOI activity

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