* *ADVISORY* *Passion flower contains a component called coumarin that may increase the risk of bleeding. It should not be taken in pregnancy or by individuals on coumadin or sedating drugs.
DOSAGE:Take 45 drops of liquid extract for generalized anxiety. For sleep, take a 90 mg tablet or as a tea at bedtime.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that while passion flower shows promise for treating sleep disorders, anxiety, memory and motor function, there is not enough evidence for us to recommend its use for this indication. If you do elect to try it, please discuss its use with your doctor, and observe carefully for any changes in your health.
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