Passionflower

How does Passionflower work?

The chemicals in passionflower have calming, sleep inducing, and muscle spasm relieving effects.

Are there safety concerns?

Passionflower seems to be safe for most people when taken by mouth. It can cause some side effects such as dizziness, confusion, irregular muscle action and coordination, altered consciousness, and inflamed blood vessels. It has also been reported to cause nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, a rapid heart rate, and abnormal heart rhythm in one person who took it.

Do not take passionflower if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Passionflower might cause excessive sedation if combined with medications used during and after surgery.

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