Passion Flower Herbal Supplement
Passion flower is a supplement that is claimed to be useful for a number of conditions, including:
It was once a common ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC) insomnia medications. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned it from OTC medications in 1978 due to a lack of evidence that it was safe and effective. Because herbal supplements are regulated differently (and less strictly) than prescription drugs, passion flower can still be used in herbal supplements in the United States.
Passion flower comes in several different forms (extracts, powder, tea, etc.). The dosing directions may vary depending on the product you are taking.
(Click Passion Flower for more information on this herbal supplement, including how it is thought to work and whether it is effective.)