The pharmacological properties of use in medicine and Passiflora
Medical raw material is the aboveground part - grass Passiflora (Herba Passiflorae).It was found that the plant contains alkaloids (harman, Garm and garmol), phenolics, flavonoids, Ku marina, quinones, protein and pectin, cyanogenic glycosides, phytosterols, mineral salts, ascorbic acid.Among the active ingredients of the drug vines especially allocate passiflorin.
The seeds revealed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, trace elements, fatty oils.The rhizomes noted the presence of flavonoid glycosides group.All aboveground part has medicinal properties.
Although the chemical composition of medicinal raw materials studied until completely, the healing properties of plants are noticed and appreciated in antiquity.Inca, for example, brewed from it a soothing tea.Finished products Passiflora has long been widely recognized in Latin America, the United States and in Western Europe.The main thing that is valued for this plant - it expressed sedative (calming) effect.passionflower preparations included in
first passionflower as pharmacological agents introduced to his colleagues Dr. LS Perez in 1839 after being tried out a new herbal medicine to their patients with epilepsy.passion fruit preparations used in modern psychiatric practice in the treatment of manic-depressive psychosis and epilepsy (as a supplement to the general scheme of treatment).
American doctor ED Stapleton in 1904 in the "Journal of Medicine", published in Detroit, said the good results obtained by them in the application of passion fruit for the treatment of insomnia.It improves the quality of sleep, regulates its duration and also does not cause unpleasant sensations and heavy on waking.
calming influence list of medicinal properties of plants is not limited: it has also analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anticonvulsant action.In addition, passionflower improves overall performance, improves memory, helps the body resist stress and excessive fatigue, to cope with the physical and emotional overload.It protects the central nervous system cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.
And that is very important, taking passionflower drugs no side effects and is not addictive, psychological and physical dependence with prolonged use - both children and adults.This is its great advantage over synthetic psychotropic drugs.
Which diseases and disorders helps passionflower
modern doctors is often used in neurotic states, in violation of cardiac activity under the influence of emotional overload, with mild seizures seizures that occur due to disorders of the central nervous system, as well asaid in bowel spasms and coronary vessels.The effectiveness of actions arising from the nervous tension with frequent asthma attacks.
Effective use of passionflower preparations at vegetative disturbances on the background of various diseases of the nervous and cardiovascular system.They are prescribed to patients with hypertension, in the recovery period after a cerebral vascular crises, trauma and inflammatory diseases of the brain (encephalitis and arachnoiditis), asthenic states after infectious diseases and so on. D. In these cases, the plants act weakens and eliminates these unpleasant symptomsas fatigue, deterioration of intellectual functions, irritability, weakness, nervousness, weakening of inhibitory reactions, sleep disturbances, palpitations, sweating.
analgesic and antispasmodic properties of passionflower help with headaches, migraine attacks, with spasm of smooth muscles.It loosens and removes the pain of neuralgic character, and even toothache.
Because of its calming effect passionflower well-proven as a means to assist in the pathological course of menopause.Indeed, in our nervous system during the hormonal changes are particularly vulnerable and in need of a soft, but strong support.Admission passion drug helps to cope with symptoms, gives women a lot of trouble: hypertension, "tides", increased anxiety, mood swings, decreased performance, sleep disorder.In premenopausal using passionflower can restore the regularity of menstrual disorders - because these disorders are associated including the state of the nervous system.Perfectly it helps healing vine and patients is not older.Many girls and women are familiar painful symptoms that occur shortly before the arrival of the next menstruation.Doctors call this condition "premenstrual syndrome".Passion will help to prevent the occurrence of headaches and other pains, a sharp decrease in the emotional background, or vice versa, at the usual time uncharacteristic irritability, fatigue and others.
Sedative properties of plants proved themselves, and in the treatment of substance dependence.Experiments on animals have shown that passionflower compensates stimulating effect of amphetamine (a substance found in psychoactive substances - alcohol and drugs).Therefore, it is used in the treatment of drug addiction and alcoholism.It has a calming effect on patients during the period of withdrawal (hangover), eliminating neurotic disorders, improves mood, sleep, increases the ability to work.
passionflower extract gives positive results in the treatment of Meniere's disease.The disease is described by the French physician P. Men-puter in 1861.Manifested vertigo attacks with nausea, vomiting, noise in the ear, a gradual hearing loss in the affected ear, caused by changes in the inner ear (labyrinth).Admission Passiflora drugs help patients reduce the incidence and duration of dizziness or even get rid of them, as well as tinnitus.For this purpose, passion fruit extract administered in combination with intravenous injections of novocaine (6 injections every other day).
soft action of biologically active substances you can use it passionflower preparations in the treatment of neuroses in children.In young patients manage in such a way to reduce the increased excitability, restlessness to reduce and stabilize the emotional background, increase the ability to concentrate.And yet - to eliminate neurotic symptoms (unreasonable fears, nausea, headaches, stomach cramps, etc...).Children under 12 years are usually prescribed 10 drops 3 times a day for 3-8 weeks (dosage clarify with your doctor).There is evidence of the successful use of passionflower preparations for the treatment of small chorea in children (chorea or St. Vitus' dance - rapid involuntary uncoordinated movements, mainly twitching limbs, view hyperkinetic, may be a sign of organic brain damage rheumatism - then talk about rheumatic or small,chorea, but the disorder can be a manifestation of self-hereditary disease).
general application range of passion fruit is very wide, it is used in the practice, doctors of many specialties, not just neurologists and gynecologists.A dermatologist can prescribe its drugs to patients with various dermatoses, ieskin diseases accompanied by severe itching, in t. ch. neurodermatitis.Allergists include passionflower in a complex scheme
treatment of bronchial asthma - it helps reduce the frequency of attacks and to facilitate their flow, reduces the body's hypersensitivity to various allergens.Use the sedative influence plants and endocrine disorders - for example, infringement of function of the thyroid gland - hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, etc. gerontology -. Professionals working with older people, encourages Passion patients with sleep disorders, increased irritability.
The International Olympic Committee allows the use of passionflower preparations in psychophysiological preparation of athletes for competitions - they reduce the level of anxiety, have a tonic effect on the nervous system, helping to maintain psychological balance, and this is a great alternative to chemical sedatives.