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Passion Flower

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 3, 2021.

What are other common names?

  • Passiflora incarnata
  • Apricot Vine
  • Burucuya
  • Corona de Cristo
  • Fleischfarbige
  • Fleur de la Passion
  • Fleur de Passiflore
  • Flor de Passion
  • Granadilla
  • Granadilla (species with edible fruit)
  • Grenadille
  • Herba Passiflorae
  • Jamaican Honeysuckle
  • Jamaican Honeysuckle (Passiflora laurifolia)
  • Madre Selva
  • Maracuja
  • Maracuva
  • Maypop
  • Maypop Passion Flower
  • Pasiflora
  • Pasionari
  • Pasionaria
  • Passiflora
  • Passiflorae Herba
  • Passiflore
  • Passiflore AubĂ©pine
  • Passiflore Officinale
  • Passiflore Purpurine
  • Passiflore Rouge
  • Passiflorina
  • Passion Flower Herb
  • Passion Fruit
  • Passion Vine
  • Passionaria
  • Passionblume
  • Passionflower
  • Passionflower Herb
  • Passionsblomma
  • Passionsblumenkraut
  • Purple Passion Flower
  • Purple Passionflower
  • Water Lemon
  • Wild Passion Flower
  • Wild Passion Flower (P. incarnatus)

What is this product used for?

Passion flower is used by some people to help with sleep problems. Others use it to treat pain or muscle cramps. Passion flower can help treat anxiety or mood disorders. Some people use passion flower to help with the signs that go along with opioid drug withdrawal.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor that you take this product if you are scheduled for surgery or tests.

  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.

  • Avoid beer, wine, and mixed drinks (alcohol) while taking this product.

  • This product may cause you to be sleepy. Take extra care driving and doing tasks that you need to be alert for.

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Irregular heart rate

  • Not able to think clearly

  • Wheezing or trouble breathing

  • Stuffy nose

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Not able to wake up or feeling too sleepy

  • Very bad dizziness, passing out, or fast heartbeat

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