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Passion flower or herba passiflora is a herb which has been used as a traditional medicine in both Eastern and Western cultures.[1][2]

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

The scientific name of passion flower is passiflora incarnata L. and its plant varieties are passiflora alata, passiflora edulis, passiflora laurifolia and passiflora quadrangularis.
Alternative names include:

  • Apricot vine,
  • Corona de cristo,
  • Fleischfarbige
  • Fleur de la passion or Flor de passion
  • Granadilla (species with edible fruit)
  • Jamaican honeysuckle (Passiflora laurifolia),
  • Madre selva
  • Maracuja or Maracuva
  • Maypop
  • Passion fruit
  • Passion vine
  • Passionsblumenkraut
  • Purple passion flower
  • Water lemon (P. laurifolia)
  • Wild passion flower[2]

Uses[edit | edit source]

Passion flower has been investigated for a number of different uses, including:

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Herba passiflorae", WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants., Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 3, pp. 257–267, 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Passion Flower Uses, Benefits & Dosage - Herbal Database". Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  3. Gyllenhaal, Charlotte; Merritt, Sharon L.; Peterson, Sara Davia; Block, Keith I.; Gochenour, Tom (June 1, 2000). "Efficacy and safety of herbal stimulants and sedatives in sleep disorders". Sleep Medicine Reviews. 4 (3): 229–251. doi:10.1053/smrv.1999.0093. ISSN 1087-0792.