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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Comprehensive review on Passiflora incarnata Linn

Author(s):

Sakshi S Madavi and Pankaj H Chaudhary

Abstract:

Passilora Incarnata commonly known as passiflower, belongs to family Passiflora. The fruit of Passiflora has several seeds which contain drinkable juice. Its medicinal use has been reported in the traditional system of medicine such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. Passiflora incarnate contains phytochemicals such as alkaloids, flavonoids which are effective sedative that is not addictive. Phenols and flavonoids present in Passiflora have high antioxidant properties that show significant scavenger activity of free radicals. The genus Passiflora incarnate has long been used in traditional herbal medicine for treatment of insomnia and anxiety. It has been used as sedative tea and also been used to cure subjects affected by opiate dependence in India.
This review aims to provide up to date information about habitat, ecology, pharmacognostic evaluation, phytochemical studies, pharmacology, toxicology and herbal preparatioin which used to reduce anxiety particularly before surgery, also for variety of problems including pain, ADHD, stress, sleeplessness.
 

Pages: 12-21  |  120 Views  43 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Sakshi S Madavi and Pankaj H Chaudhary. Comprehensive review on Passiflora incarnata Linn. Int. J. Pharmacognosy Pharm. Sci. 2024;6(1):12-21. DOI: 10.33545/27067009.2024.v6.i1a.133
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