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  Passiflora alata Dryander
 
Scientific Name  Passiflora alata Dryander
Family Name  Passifloraceae
Common Name  Passionflower, Pasiflor
Photo link  http://www.swsbm.com/Images/P-R/Passiflora_incarnata.jpg
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Anxiety, insomnia, gastrointestinal upset due to nervousness, opiate withdrawal (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=871&brand_id=, accessed 4/27/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared cold infusion (Tizana Betel).
Phytochemistry  Flavonoids (apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, orientin, isoorientin, isoviolanthin, isovitexin, vitexin), harman alkaloids (haraine, harmaline, harmalol, harman harmin). Some species may contain cyanogenic glycoside gynocardine)(NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Orally can cause dizziness, confusion and ataxia in some patients. There are also several reported cases of cardiac dysrhythmias (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  Sedatives and tranquilzers (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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