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Are herbal remedies safe and effective? I wanted to try passion flower or valerian root for anxiety. I have never tried herbal remedies but thought they might be worth a try. I don't want to go on expensive, strong medication for anxiety.

Are herbal remedies safe and effective? I wanted to try passion flower or valerian root for anxiety. I have never tried herbal remedies but thought they might be worth a try. I don't want to go on expensive, strong medication for anxiety.

Hello,: Hello, dr. San pedro ferraz already commented on valerian root. So I will address your question regarding passion flower. Passion flower is also known at passiflora incarnata. Passion flower extract is used as flavoring in foods and drinks. It was previously classified as an over-the-counter medication but was taken off the market in this country because of a lack of studies to demonstrate safety and benefits. Chemicals in the passion flower plant can help with insomnia and are calming. It can be used in tea or an extract. Side effects are not common but include thinking sluggishly, feeling tired, fast heart beat, nausea and vomiting. It should not be used in pregnancy or if breast feeding. If sedated, do not drive or use dangerous machinery. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter sleep medications are safe to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for insomnia besides melatonin? Would passion flower be a safe alternative?

What over-the-counter sleep medications are safe to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for insomnia besides melatonin? Would passion flower be a safe alternative?

Caused by Adderal: Your insomnia is due to side effect of taking adderal, you need to discuss with your prescribing doctor if the dose adjustment and the time you take the last dose or changing to short acting from long acting etc will help
yes you can try passion flower as some recommend it for insomnia and hope it will help you. ...Read more

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I an taking Holy basil, Passion flower, Sage and ashwagandha. Will any of these show a positive reading on a drug test?

I an taking Holy basil, Passion flower, Sage and ashwagandha. Will any of these show a positive reading on a drug test?

No: I hope you're not spending too much money on this stuff. I'm glad you're interested in "natural healing", but think about getting with an evidence-based holist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does passion flower really work for daily anxiety?

Does passion flower really work for daily anxiety?

Not many studies on: The relationship of passion flower and anxiety. Found one that suggested it has a good effect on GAD. Here's the reference:

https://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/passionflower ...Read more

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Can you get dependent, or have withdrawal effects if you stop, on Passion Flower Extract?

Can you get dependent, or have withdrawal effects if you stop, on Passion Flower Extract?

Not reported: This is a good question, as dependency occurs with most pharmaceutical sleep aids. However, I have never heard of this happening with Passionflower and did not see this reported in many articles such as this one:
http://tinyurl. Com/hsebp2k
Thus, I believe it's safe for you to experiment with. ...Read more

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Can I take 500 naproxem with passion flower, boswella extract, zanthin, magnesium, niacinamine?

Can I take 500 naproxem with passion flower, boswella extract, zanthin, magnesium, niacinamine?

Don't know: This products that you have mentioned are not adequately studied. Therefore, there will be no accurate answer for the question. There may be no good reason to take inadequately studied medicines like herbs and natural medicines because you will not be able to predict side effects. In terms of naproxen, it need be taken after meals to avoid stomach irritation and off and on to avoid kidney problem. ...Read more

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My last 2 monthlies were 5/6 medium flow, and 5/30, 1 light day flow. I have tried the usual passion flower to induce cycle, it has not worked, help!

My last 2 monthlies were 5/6 medium flow, and 5/30, 1 light day flow. I have tried the usual passion flower to induce cycle, it has not worked, help!

Your symptoms are: Suggestive of nearing menopause. Follow up with a gyn for a comprehensive exam. Take care! Http://www.34-menopause-symptoms. Com/articles/tips-for-relieving-hot-flashes-and-other-menopausal-symptoms. Htm. ...Read more

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Hi, I took Passion flower and maybe I am pregnant. Is it a problem?

Hi, I took Passion flower and maybe I am pregnant. Is it a problem?

Passionflower: Passionflower is category B 1 in late pregnancy and compatible with breast feeding but should be avoided in early pregnancy due to possible risk of uterine stimulation. Women who are pregnant or think they may become pregnant should check with their healthcare provider before using medications and supplements. ...Read more

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What's the maximum dosage of Passion Flower extract in mgs before it's too much?

What's the maximum dosage of Passion Flower extract in mgs before it's too much?

Nobody truly knows: Benefits, dangers, and side effects are uncertain unless the extract is a real medicine approved for use by the FDA. Otherwise, claims may be just claims, and nobody knows for sure. Also, one cannot be certain what actually is in the container, what the concentrations of the substances are, where they came from, what the purity is, what the differences among batches are, etc... It's all uncertain. ...Read more

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Can you take passion flower if you're currently taking a benzodiazepine?

Can you take passion flower if you're currently taking a benzodiazepine?

Yes: They may be taken together. There are no drug interactions listed on www. Drugs. Com, but you must realize that both of these can cause sedation and that the sedation can be combined. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for anxiety? True calm, passion flower, or kava extract?

What do you recommend for anxiety? True calm, passion flower, or kava extract?

Herbal remedies: Can help. Others are Valerian Root, and small doses of Melatonin (very small during the day as this is usually used at night to help fall asleep). The cause of anxiety is worth investigating, because anxiety itself is a symptom of other dynamics, physical or mental. Here's a reference:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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Is it safe to take passion flower suppliment (350mg) pil for anxiety if you already take 1xanax (0.5) and 2maprotiline (25mg) taken at night.

Is it safe to take passion flower suppliment (350mg) pil for anxiety if you already take 1xanax (0.5) and 2maprotiline (25mg) taken at night.

Probably but I do: Not believe there is medical data to support it. Make sure u sleep at night, even if u have to go to 1 mg of xanax (alprazolam) at night and use. 5 mg in the morning. Xanax (alprazolam) is relatively short acting, a longer 1/2 life benzo, such as clonazepam, may be more effective. Talk to your doc if anxiety inadequately controlled. Your meds are at the low end and the passion flower people do not have 2 prove efficacy. ...Read more

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Is passion flower extract better than the tea in terms of efficacy? What is the best online resource to find credible info on these herbal options.

Is passion flower extract better than the tea in terms of efficacy? What is the best online resource to find credible info on these herbal options.

Similar efficacy: In general, herbal teas and extracts have similar efficacy; the difference is the extracts are more potent so you don't need to take as much, but if you drink enough tea it will be just as effective. It is a matter of personal preference.
Re: online resources, my favorites include http://www. Cloverleaffarmherbs. Com/
www. Complete-herbal. Com/ and
www. Healthy. Net/scr/center. Aspx? Centerid=24. ...Read more

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Will bupropion and passion flower interact?

Will bupropion and passion flower interact?

No: There are no known direct interactions between passion flower and bupropion. However, please talk with your physician if thinking of adding an herbal remedy. If perhaps feeling anxious on bupropion, your doctor needs to know that and adjust, rather than just having you try different things on your own. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take skullcap and passion flower with venlafaxine?

Is it ok to take skullcap and passion flower with venlafaxine?

Possibly: There are no interactions between these 3 substances, so they may be safely combined. The question is why you feel you need more medication? Is something not working for you with the treatment you're receiving? If not, you need to discuss with your doctor. For sure, tell him/her about the herbal medicines you plan to also use and why. ...Read more

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Hello I have a question I'm currently taking venlafaxine is it ok to take skullcap and passion flower?

Hello I have a question I'm currently taking venlafaxine is it ok to take skullcap and passion flower?

Possibly: There are no interactions between these 3 substances, so they may be safely combined. The question is why you feel you need more medication? Is something not working for you with the treatment you're receiving? If not, you need to discuss with your doctor. For sure, tell him/her about the herbal medicines you plan to also use and why. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take low dose (350mg) passion flower pills while on carvedilol 3.125mg?

Is it safe for me to take low dose (350mg) passion flower pills while on carvedilol 3.125mg?

Not really: No self-prescribed supplement is absolutely safe. Your pharmacist will be able to check for interactions with your medications. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about passion flower and its efficacy for anxiety. Does it affect on serotonin or some other mechanism?

Does anyone know about passion flower and its efficacy for anxiety. Does it affect on serotonin or some other mechanism?

Passion Flower: Passionflower contains several active constituents, including flavonoids apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, and vitexin and more. Apigenin may bind to central benzodiazepine receptors, possibly causing anxiolytic effects without impairing memory or motor skills. It is not an effect on serotonin so far, but research continues. ...Read more

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Passion flower I read is effective for anxiety. Does this mean it can also help people with anxiety similar to OCD with thoughts only?

Passion flower I read is effective for anxiety. Does this mean it can also help people with anxiety similar to OCD with thoughts only?

Not necessarily: In one study, passion flower liquid extract 45 drops daily compared favorably to Oxazepam (serax) 30 mg for treating symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder in some patients. I don't know of any studies using it for OCD -- but I did run across one anecdotal comment that was positive. It could be worth a try, but you would be your own experimental series of one. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take passion flower along with venlafaxine and trazodone?

Is it safe to take passion flower along with venlafaxine and trazodone?

Yes, but...: The passion flower is no problem. .. But venlafaxine and trazodone together can be a potential problem unless the doses are kept low to average. ...Read more

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Passion flower, valerian root or kava which is best for anxiety with less side effects?

Passion flower, valerian root or kava which is best for anxiety with less side effects?

No single best: Just like there is no best single drug for anxiety, there is no single best herb. We are all unique biochemically and a drug or herb that might work great for one person may not help another at all. Of the 3 you mention kava causes the most side effects. You can try passion flower ; valerian to see which works better for you, but holy basil (tulsi), rhodiola and l-theanine are also worth trying. ...Read more

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How much of this valerian pill should I take. It has 450 mg valerian and 100 mg proprietary herb blend (hops, passion flower, lemon balm)?

How much of this valerian pill should I take. It has 450 mg valerian and 100 mg proprietary herb blend (hops, passion flower, lemon balm)?

None at all: You list conditions of "fatigue" and "dizziness" in your clinical findings. With these existing problems, I do not recommend taking valerian at all. ...Read more

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Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Yes: It is quite common in herbal medicine to give multiple herbs in combination and, being 3 of the most widely used herbs in the ayurvedic tradition, holy basil, ashwagandha and curcumin are commonly used together. Passionflower is quite safe to combine with these. While combining pharmaceuticals together often creates worrisome interactions, most herbs combine well and synergistically. ...Read more

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Does passion flower interact with birth control pills?

Does passion flower interact with birth control pills?

Passion flower & BC: There is no clinical data for passion flower and birth control. Passion flower, when used for short term (less than 2 months) should be possibly safe. Do not use passion flower if you are pregnant/breastfeeding or pre-surgery or post-surgery. ...Read more

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Can I take passion flower if I take lexapro, trazodone, and buspar (buspirone)?

Can I take passion flower if I take lexapro, trazodone, and buspar (buspirone)?

Careful: There are no interactions between passion flower and your medications, but the question is why you want to add something else to them? You have quite a bit of serotoninergic effect from them, and I suggest you talk with your psychiatrist (or consult with one, if not already seeing) about the results you're getting or not getting. Adjustments or changes can be made to help you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin and passion flower together?

Is it safe to take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin and passion flower together?

Yes.: But as a professor of nutrition, I cannot understand the benefits of this selection! Nutritional support is one thing, but this is overdone! ...Read more

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Can you drink a cup of passion flower tea a day while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and 81mg asprin?

Can you drink a cup of passion flower tea a day while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and 81mg asprin?

Passion flower: Yes. Passion flower tea compound has calming, sleep inducing and muscle relaxing effects. Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) show effect on platelets. ...Read more

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I'm taking venlafaxine is it ok to take passion flower kava kava and skullcap herbs are there any adverse reaction?

I'm taking venlafaxine is it ok to take passion flower kava kava and skullcap herbs are there any adverse reaction?

Herbs & venlafaxine: You've asked this question several times earlier, and are now adding kava to your brew. There's a slight interaction between kava & venlafaxine, but not with passion flower or skullcap. Kava is more sedating than skullcap or passion flower too. I still wonder why you want to add these herbs to your effexor? Please discuss w/your doctor before taking them, especially if Effexor isn't helping u. ...Read more