Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 30, 2022.
What are other common names?
- Passiflora incarnata
- Apricot Vine
- Corona de Cristo
- Fleur de la Passion
- Fleur de Passiflore
- Flor de Passion
- Granadilla (species with edible fruit)
- Herba Passiflorae
- Jamaican Honeysuckle (Passiflora laurifolia)
- Madre Selva
- Maypop Passion Flower
- Passiflorae Herba
- Passiflore Officinale
- Passiflore Rouge
- Passion Flower Herb
- Passion Fruit
- Passion Vine
- Passionflower Herb
- Purple Passion Flower
- Purple Passion Vine
- Purple Passionflower
- Water Lemon (P. laurifolia)
- Wild Passion Flower (P. incarnatus)
What is this product used for?
Passion flower may help with anxiety, especially before a medical procedure.
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.
Take extra care if you are taking drugs or other natural products that make you drowsy or help you sleep. These are drugs like lorazepam, fluoxetine, phenobarbital, zolpidem, diphenhydramine, or St John's wort.
Take extra care if you are taking certain drugs that can change how your heart beats. This is also known as QT prolongation. These are drugs like fluoxetine, loratadine, ciprofloxacin, and amiodarone.
Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have heart problems.
What should I watch for?
Not able to think clearly
Wheezing or trouble breathing
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 problems with coordinating your movements, walking, or speaking
Very bad dizziness, passing out, or fast heartbeat
Where can I learn more?
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Last Reviewed Date2022-04-13
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