Latin: Passiflora incarnata L.
Synonyms: Maypop, passion vine, granadilla, maracoc.
Climber reaching up to 9m.
Perennial root, herbaceous shoots.
3-5 lobed leaves, white, cross shaped flowers, tinged with purple.
Parts used: Whole plant.
Alkaloids: harmine, harmaline, harman, etc.
Flavonoids; apigenin, etc.
Found to have CNS-depressant activity.
Hypotensive effect useful for hypertension and tachycardia.
Anxiety and insomnia.
Apigenin known to be antiinflammatory.
New research into use in treatment and recovery from opiate addiction.
In isolated cases, mild side effects of nausea, tachycardia or vasculitis.
Generally well tolerated.