Recognized for its calming properties, passion fruit is recommended for states of irritability, nervous agitation, insomnia and anxiety disorders.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Pregnancy, lactation and children under age twelve. WARNINGS: In case of hypersensitivity to the product, it is recommended to discontinue using and consult a doctor. Do not use with alcoholic beverages. It should also not be combined with other drugs with sedative, hypnotic and anti-histamine effect. M.S.: 1.1860.0025
HERBARIUM PASSION FRUIT IS A MEDICINE. DURING ITS USE, DO NOT DRIVE VEHICLES OR OPERATE MACHINES, SINCE YOUR ATTENTION MAY BE IMPAIRED.
Originally from Tropical America, passion fruit requires high temperatures and only adapts well to temperate regions.1 It is a perennial creeper which blooms in spring and produces fruits at the start of summer. Its fruits are oval and yellow and contain an edible pulp with rough seeds and are used to make refreshing beverages.1 In 1867, the studies of an American researcher attracted attention to the passiflora and demonstrated how important it was to medicine as a sedative and antispasmodic medicine.1 The plant can be found along hedgerows, on the border of forests, in bushes and in open soil. It is originally from the southeast of the United States.1
References: 1 - Introdução à fitoterapia: utilizando adequadamente as plantas medicinais. Colombo: Herbarium Lab. Bot. Ltda, 2008.