It belongs to the family of herbs known for the fruit of the fruit. This herb, along with very delicious fruits and beautiful flowers, is also known to contain MAO-inhibitors by the name Harmin. Consumption of maracuas as well as the extract of this herb can alleviate the symptoms of depression and increase the skewed drive. The herbs from the Pasiflor family have stronger MAO inhibitors than cancers and may be more effective in resolving the depression.
Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, anxiety; often because of an unrealistic cause or because of subjectively perceived threats. But the causes can be illness, hormonal changes and problems, addiction to drugs and alcohol, psychological and physical trauma, and even aging. Typical symptoms are restlessness, tiredness, attention problems, muscle tension, palpitations of the heart, association, avoiding situations/places, even gastrointestinal and intestinal problems, headache, heart and chest pain, shortness of breath or shallow breathing, and sometimes anxiety can also be converted into A panic attack.
Although anxiety is a distinct clinical entity of depression, very often chronic and rectangular anxiety can lead to depression, and depression itself increases the risk of anxiety. In the United States, there is 58% comorbidity of anxiety and depression.
There are four main types of anxiety:
- Generalized anxiety (GAD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome
In anxiety, there is a disorder of the neurotransmitter and the hypothalamus-pituitary axis-the adrenal gland.
There is no doubt that today we have a whole range of classes of drugs used in anxiety, and among them are still dominated by benzodiazepines. People very often apply to medicinal plants in an anxiety disorder. Sometimes it is due to the negative perception of synthetic drugs, and often because they assess their condition as “easier”, they think they can start treatment with herbal preparations. Sometimes they start treatment because of the advice of a medical practitioner. Whatever the reason, it is essential that medical staff be well educated in the field of the application of medicinal herbs, because the chaotic influence of the media, the Internet, and the environment is great and confusing to the patient.
Passiflora (Passiflora incarnata L., Passifloraceae) is one of the typical herbs we use in anxiety.
The official part is a green plant. And passiflora is a typical flavonoidal drug that also contains a smaller amount of alkaloids. Although they are often perceived as an insomnia plant, passiflora is effective in anxiety, and without the unpleasant sedating effects that plants produce such as defatted.
Several clinical studies have been published. In one clinical study, a liquid passiflora extract was compared with 30 mg of oxazepam per day. And while the rate of action of oxazepam was higher, the effect of passiflora was the same. With a minor profile of side effects (decreased sedation and better performance in the work). In an interesting study, Iranian authors examined the use of Passiflora in reducing preoperative anxiety. The passiflora extract showed excellent performance without induction of sedation. As confirmed by another group of authors who published a favorable effect of passiflora in 2012 before spinal anesthesia.
Pasiflora is a very safe herb for use, so it is even applied in pediatric patients. Which is why it is often the first choice in anxiety.