Passion Flower Extract Is A Popular, Natural Way To Deal With Anxiety And Stress.
Several species of Passion Flower plant contain alkaloid compounds in their roots and leaves that have an affect upon mood and can be useful in the treatment of anxiety and stress, most notably Passiflora incarnata.
This particular species of Passion Flower has long been famed for it's analgesic properties and has also been used to treat insomnia and hysteria. Native Americans valued P. incarnata as an important medicinal plant, and it seems that the use of this plant was quite widely adapted by later European settlers.
More recently small scale trials have suggested that P. incarnata extract may be equally effective at dealing with generalized anxiety disorder as the drug oxazepam, which is often prescribed for this condition. Further, larger-scale trials are required before the effectiveness is known for certain.
Many people now use Passion Flower extract as a natural way to deal with stress, anxiety and mild depression. If you are considering taking Passion Flower extract for this purpose then you must not take it if you are taking any anti-depressant or similar drugs, as it can interfere with these medicines. If you are in any doubt, always consult your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional first.
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