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What is passionflower and why do people take it?

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Passionflower is a vine that people of used as medicine for centuries for sleep problems, boils, earaches, liver problems, and other ailments. It’s available as a capsule, extract, oil, and dried.

Today, passionflower supplements are often sold as relaxation aids or to ease anxiety. But there is not much proof that it works.

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."

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

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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