The Passion flower is a perennial vine of the Passifloraceae family. The very special shape of its flowers, has gained it the name of Passion Flower. The active part of this plant are the aerial parts, which contain flavonoids (including schaftoside heterosids, isoschaftoside, vitexin, isovitexin, vicenin, lucecin, among others) as well as traces of essential oil and phytosterols. The main active ingredient is vitexin.
Traditionally, passionflower has been used as an anxiolytic, tranquilizing and spasmolytic. It favors prolongation of sleep and inhibits bellicosity and anxiety.
Problems to fall asleep.
Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata L.) aerial part dry extract, standardized to 2,5% vitexin: 200 mg.
1 or 2 capsules daily, with a glass of water.
No side effects or interactions have been reported.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: effects have not been reported.