Passiflora species are used in folk medicine as hypnotic and sedative treatments. In this study the hypnotic-sedative effects and toxicity of Passiflora edulis were assessed in rats and mice and in healthy volunteers. It was verified that some samples of Pasiflora edulis had a nonspecific central nervous system depressant effect. Furthermore, hepatobiliary and pancreatic toxicity to animals and humans were detected.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry