A. Vogel Passion Flower
A.Vogel Passion Flower is a renowned natural remedy for insomnia recommended for adults and children to treat: nervousness, restlessness, agitation and irritability.
Traditionally used as a natural remedy for insomnia
- agitation irritability
- Sugar-, gluten- and lactose-free
For stressful times. Long term effect.
Mild relaxant recommended for adults and children. Helps to relax gradually during stressful periods.
Actions and pharmacology
Passion Flowers main chemical components are alkaloids (harmane, harmaline, harmanine, etc.), flavonoids (vitexine, apigenine, luteoline, quercetine, etc.), maltol and ethylmaltol, sterols, etc.
Cyanogen molecules (producing cyanide in certain conditions) were presumably found in Passion Flower. These molecules have only been identified in a few varieties like Passiflora biflora, P. talamancensis, etc., but never in Passiflora incarnata.(3)
The flavonoid apigenine links with GABA receptors, which could explain part of Passion Flowers tranquilizing effect. The alkaloids harmanes may inhibit monoamine oxidase, implying possible antidepressant and stimulant effects. Maltol and ethylmaltol may have sedative and anticonvulsant effects. However, there are too few of these molecules to validate these effects.(5)
Like that of many other herbs, Passion Flowers effectiveness on anxiety and nervousness relies on the synergy of its components.
The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of: nervous restlessness.(4)
Each 25–drop dose contains:
Fresh organically grown* Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) herb tincture (ratio 1:2.5 – 2.7) ...0.76 mL equivalent to 279 – 308 mg of fresh herb.
1 mL of tincture contains 0.65 mL alcohol (ethanol).
* Certified by Bio Suisse
1 mL = 33 drops. Dropper included.
Children 4 to 12 years old: Give 5 drops in a small amount of water, 3 times daily, 15 minutes before meals.Adults and adolescents over 12 years old: Take 25 drops in a small amount of water, 3 times daily, 15 minutes before meals.