Passion Fruit and Medical Benefits

Passion Fruit and Medical Benefits

Passion fruit is native to the American continent and comes in many different species. Most prefer to eat fresh fruit. Some make desserts, food or beverages. In addition, some strains of passion fruit use for medicinal properties or conditions such as insomnia.  Gastrointestinal disease that associate with anxiety or restlessness. And relieve the symptoms of substance addiction .

It is also for treat epilepsy, hysteria, asthma, ADHD, menopausal symptoms, nervous symptoms, palpitations, arrhythmia. High blood pressure, pain, used topically to treat hemorrhoids. Sunburned skin Or relieve pain and swelling from inflammation.

How reliable are the benefits of passion fruit that I have heard? The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, which divides the reliability of the use of alternative natural remedies into seven levels, has identified the evidence-based efficacy of passion fruit. As follows.

Treatment that may work

Anxiety Disease some studies have shown evidence that passion fruit may help alleviate anxiety  by increasing a neurotransmitter. In the brain call Gamma aminobutyric acid or GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid: GABA). Which will reduce brain activity to a minimum. It may help you feel relaxed. Quell anxiety and sleep better.

The efficacy of passion fruit extract was compared with Ooxazepam.

a drug used to treat anxiety and relieve stress. Among 36 patients with generalized anxiety disorder, divided into two groups, the first group received 45 drops of passion fruit extract per day along with a placebo pill. The other group received 30 mg of oxazepam per day and 45 drops per day in placebo. The results showed that both groups were equally effective for the treatment and no significant differences were found between the groups.

The oxazepam group may have a faster treatment effect. But often has many side effects Studies suggest that passion fruit extract is likely to be as effective as oxazepam. And may be useful for treating common anxiety disorders But this trial group is quite few. The study should be conducted in a larger trial group.

However, another study comparing the efficacy of passion fruit extract with placebo in 60 surgical patients showed the opposite effect. 

In which the first group took 500 milligrams of passion fruit extract and the other group took a placebo.

 This measurement is made before and measured again after taking the extract or drugs in the last 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes later to see the effect of extracts of passion and anxiety in patients, results showed. The two groups had similar outcomes before the surgery. The group who took the passion fruit extract had a lower score of concern than the group who took a placebo. But no significant psychological differences were observed after the surgery. It could be said that passion fruit extract might not help quell anxiety in patients undergoing surgery from this study.

To neutralize opiates, clonidine is usually used as the main treatment for neutralizing or alleviating the symptoms of patients caused by opiates or opiates deficiency. Pain that is widely used But with some limitations and a lack of efficacy in controlling the psychomotor symptoms of clonidine Therefore, new treatments are being researched that may be more beneficial. The passion fruit extract is believed to work on the brain and help alleviate anxiety. This makes it an attractive option for alleviating the symptoms of opiate deficiency.

The efficacy of passion fruit extract as an adjunct treatment of 65 opiate-addicted patients over 14 days was divided into two groups.

the highest clonidine. Not more than 0.8 mg, supplemented with 60 drops of passion fruit extract and the other group received a maximum of 0.8 mg of clonidine as well. The two groups were administered three times a day, and the results were measured prior to day 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 14 days. Better as well However, the group receiving clonidine along with passion fruit extract was more effective in alleviating mental symptoms than the group who received clonidine along with a placebo. It is therefore expected that passion fruit extract may be used as an adjunct treatment in opiate-deficient patients, however, in a small number of patients and further studies should be performed in larger patient groups. To help confirm the exact treatment results

Relieve symptoms of psychiatric disorders Classified as a large disease group consisting of many diseases Most ofte.

The patient has problems controlling their emotions and actions. Which must be treated with drugs and therapy at the same time But the current treatment plan is controversial about its effectiveness and safety. Causing alternative medicine to come up, including the use of passion fruit extract

Studies on the safety and efficacy of passion fruit extract combined with other herbs were studied in 115 children aged 6-12 years with psychiatric symptoms such as confusion, agitation, anxiety, depression, lack of concentration and being easily stimulated. By using the observation of symptoms for a period of 2 years, the results showed that, according to parental assessments, the child had a significant improvement in many aspects. Whether it is interest, socializing, anxiety or depression, for example, for a medical evaluation, approximately 81.6-93.9% of children do not have symptoms of the disease or have mild symptoms. It is therefore expected that passion fruit extract may be useful as an adjunct treatment in patients with psychiatric symptoms.

Studies with insufficient evidence to indicate efficacy

Insomnia With the medicinal properties of passion fruit that is believed to help calm. Reduce anxiety Fall asleep easier And several other animal studies have indicated that it may contribute to the alleviation of sleep disorders. In this study, the efficacy of passion fruit tea on sleep in 41 volunteers aged 18-35 years for 7 days was given one glass of passion fruit tea per day compared to placebo in tea form. 

After that, a sleep health check was performed. The results showed that 10 volunteers slept significantly better and scored significantly higher in different areas than placebo. This study suggests Consuming less concentrated passion fruit tea for a short period of time may help healthy adults sleep more easily and improve sleep quality. But should have further study or research Because the experimental group in this study was small.

Asthma, passion fruit is a fruit that is rich in bio-flavonoids. 

which is a type of free radicals that help strengthen the body. It may be beneficial to treat and relieve asthma symptoms.

Efficacy study of extracts from the bark of purple passion fruit species in asthma patients. By eating an extract of 150 mg per day The results were compared with placebo for 4 weeks, and the results were then measured based on patient symptoms and pulmonary function tests. At a moderate level as compared to before the experiment The frequency of coughing and wheezing was significantly reduced. 

However, no improvement in the pulmonary function test that was indicative of disease severity was found in the group receiving placebo. No side effects were reported from the study. It can be assumed that passion fruit extract is relatively safe and helps alleviate the symptoms of disease. Asthma patients who wish to consume passion fruit bark extract should always consult their doctor first. And should not stop taking current drugs This is because it is only a treatment option that has not yet been conclusive.

side effect of eating passion fruit

Eating the normal amount of passion fruit found in food is relatively safe. For eating in other forms, such as tea or for therapeutic purposes, should be used for less than 2 consecutive months. There are also some precautions as follows.

Eating passion fruit can cause side effects such as dizziness, confusion, muscle malfunctions. The level of consciousness has changed. Inflamed blood vessels Some have reported nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, rapid or irregular heartbeat.

The use of passion fruit to the skin has not been confirmed safety. Before use, consult a doctor or specialist.

Pregnant women should not eat passion fruit. This is because some chemicals in the passion fruit can cause the uterus to contract.

Women who are breastfeeding should avoid eating passion fruit. Because there is not enough security information Or if you want to eat, should consult a doctor first every time

People undergoing surgery should stop eating passion fruit for at least 2 weeks because it can affect the central nervous system. Which may suppress the effect of general anesthesia or other drugs on the brain during surgery and after surgery .

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