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MARACUJA
Passiflora incarnata

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PROPERTIES/ACTIONS:
Sedative, Analgesic, Disinfectant, Diuretic, Anti-depressant, Vermifuge, Antispasmodic, Hypnotic, Anodyn, Anti-convulsant, Nervine

COMMON NAMES:
Passionflower, Maypop, Maypop Passionflower

PHYTOCHEMICALS Include:
Alkaloids, D-fructose, D-glucose, Flavonoids, Gum, Harmalol, Harmine, Harmol, Lutenin-2, Luteolin, Maltol, Passiflorine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Quercetin, Raffinose, Rutin, Saccharose, Saponaretin, Saponarine, Sitosterol, Sucrose, Tyrosine, Valine Umbelliferone, Vitexin

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Marajuca, Passion Flower, is highly regarded for its natural sedative properties. It is used for nervous system related disorders such as insomnia, nervousness, hysteria, depression, and tension headaches.

Passion flower's many properties allow for the successful treatment of PMS, mood swings, menopausal discomforts and hysteria. Maracuja is also good for treating chronic alcoholism, infantile convulsions, delirium tremens and nervous headaches.

The use of Maracuja has no counter indications and it is non- narcotic. This safe effective treatment is highly esteemed by Brazilian mothers in the treatment of hyperactive children.

HERBAL DEFINITION:
Febrifuge:

An herb which abates and reduces fevers.

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