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What are risks of taking passionflower?

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Passionflower is a vine whose extracts are thought to help lower anxiety and treat insomnia. Evidence for its benefits are weak. The FDA doesn’t regulate supplements. Passionflower could hasten labor, so pregnant women shouldn’t take it. It also can interfere with anesthetic medication, so you shouldn’t take passionflower within two week before surgery.

From: Passionflower WebMD Medical Reference

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U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Purple Passionflower."

Georgetown University Medical Center: "Passionflower."

National Academies Press: "Nutritional Supplements for Inducing Relaxation."

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Passionflower."

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Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Purple Passionflower."

Georgetown University Medical Center: "Passionflower."

National Academies Press: "Nutritional Supplements for Inducing Relaxation."

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Passionflower."

Akhondzadeh, S. , October 2001. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Movafegh, A. , June 2008. Anesthesia and Analgesia

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Passionflower."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Passionflower."

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Passionflower in the treatment of opiates withdrawal: a double-blind randomized controlled trial."

Cleveland Clinic: Passion Flower

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

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