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Kenza Mansoor, Fadi Qadan, Andreas Hinum, Caroline Schneider, Klaus Hechenbichler, Mathias Schmidt, Georg Linsinger, Khalid Matalka
OBJECTIVE: A herbal combination (saffron extract, passion flower herb extract, cocoa seed extract, radish extract and black cumin extract) called "Relief" was designed as a supportive therapy of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). This combination was based on the scientific evidence of each constituent effect on AWS-like symptoms. In addition, our preclinical studies have shown the effectiveness of Relief on AWS detoxification. The rationale of the study was to document whether the oral intake of the designed content of Relief could have a positive effect on the course of alcohol detoxification by reducing some of the AWS in hospitalized patients...
March 1, 2018: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Sibylle Meier, Manuel Haschke, Catherine Zahner, Esther Kruttschnitt, Jürgen Drewe, Evangelia Liakoni, Felix Hammann, Jens Gaab
BACKGROUND: Considering the negative effects of stress on health, there is a growing interest in stress-reducing interventions. The present study examines the effects of a fixed combination of valerian, passion flower, lemon balm, and butterbur extracts (Ze 185) on biological and affective responses to a standardized psychosocial stress paradigm. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of Ze 185 on cortisol and anxiety stress responses to acute psychosocial stress in healthy subjects...
January 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Paola Villa, Inbal D Amar, Carolina Bottoni, Clelia Cipolla, Giorgia Dinoi, Maria C Moruzzi, Giovanni Scambia, Antonio Lanzone
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a combined nutraceutical supplement on symptoms and early metabolic alterations during the menopausal transition. This pilot randomized study was conducted at the service for menopause disorders of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. METHODS: Ninety women in menopausal transition who attended our service with menopausal symptoms were enrolled in the study...
October 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Whasun Lim, Soomin Ryu, Fuller W Bazer, Sung-Man Kim, Gwonhwa Song
Chrysin is mainly found in passion flowers, honey, and propolis acts as a potential therapeutic and preventive agent to inhibit proliferation and invasion of various human cancer cells. Although chrysin has anti-carcinogenic effects in several cancers, little is known about its functional roles in ovarian cancer which shows poor prognosis and chemoresistance to traditional therapeutic agents. In the present study, we investigated functional roles of chrysin in progression of ovarian cancer cells using ES2 and OV90 (clear cell and serous carcinoma, respectively) cell lines...
April 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
M Zhandi, M Ansari, P Roknabadi, A Zare Shahneh, M Sharafi
Chrysin is a bioflavonoid compound found in passion flower, chamomile, propolis and honey at high levels. Post-thawed sperm quality and fertility of Chrysin-fed roosters were assessed in this study. Twenty 40-week-old male broiler breeders were randomly divided into four groups and fed basal diet supplemented with different levels of Chrysin including 0 (Ch-0), 25 (Ch-25), 50 (Ch-50) or 75 (Ch-75) mg/day for 12 consecutive weeks. Semen samples were weekly collected from 6th to 9th week of experiment to evaluate some sperm quality parameters including total and progressive motility, plasma membrane integrity and functionality (in fresh and post-thawed samples) and mitochondrial activity (only in post-thawed samples)...
July 10, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Bo Kyung Lee, Won Jae Lee, Yi-Sook Jung
Adhesion of leukocytes to endothelial cells plays an important role in neuroinflammation. Therefore, suppression of the expression of adhesion molecules in brain endothelial cells may inhibit neuroinflammation. Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a flavonoid component of propolis, blue passion flowers, and fruits. In the present study, we examined the effects of chrysin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) in mouse cerebral vascular endothelial (bEnd.3) cells...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Judith Gibbert, Fabian Kreimendahl, Jennifer Lebert, Reinhard Rychlik, Inga Trompetter
BACKGROUND: The passion flower dried ethanolic extract investigated in this non-interventional study has well-documented calmative effects and good tolerability. We investigated the effects of this extract on the stress resistance (resilience) and quality of life (QoL) of patients suffering from nervous restlessness. The addiction potential of the drug and the course of symptoms were also evaluated. METHODS: Adult patients aged ≤ 95 years with the diagnosis 'nervous restlessness' were treated for 12 weeks with a dried ethanolic extract of passion flower (Passiflora incarnata L...
2017: Complementary Medicine Research
Sonia Medina, Jacinta Collado-González, Federico Ferreres, Julián Londoño-Londoño, Claudio Jiménez-Cartagena, Alexandre Guy, Thierry Durand, Jean-Marie Galano, Angel Gil-Izquierdo
The genus Passiflora, comprising about 500 species, is the largest in the Passion flower family. Passiflora edulis Sims f. edulis (gulupa) is one of the most important fruits cultivated in Colombia. In recent years and due to its organoleptic and bioactive properties, its exports have significantly increased. In this work, six new bioactive oxylipins -phytoprostanes - were detected in gulupa shell by a UHPLC-QqQ-MS/MS method: F1t-phytoprostanes and D1t-phytoprostanes were the predominant and minor classes, respectively...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Hazrulrizawati A Hamid, Aizi N M Ramli, Mashitah M Yusoff
Depression is the most common illness observed in the elderly, adults, and children. Antidepressants prescribed are usually synthetic drugs and these can sometimes cause a wide range of unpleasant side effects. Current research is focussed on natural products from plants as they are a rich source of potent new drug leads. Besides Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort), the plants studied include Passiflora incarnata L. (passion flower), Mitragyna speciosa (kratom), Piper methysticum G. Forst (kava) and Valeriana officinalis L...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Mandana Nojoumi, Padideh Ghaeli, Samrand Salimi, Ali Sharifi, Firoozeh Raisi
Objective: Because of functional impairment caused by generalized anxiety disorder and due to cognitive side ‎effects of many anti-anxiety agents, in this study we aimed to evaluate the influence of Passion ‎flower standardized extract on reaction time in patients with generalized anxiety disorder.‎ Method: Thirty patients aged 18 to 50 years of age, who were diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and ‎fulfilled the study criteria, entered this double-blind placebo-controlled study. Reaction time was ‎measured at baseline and after one month of treatment using computerized software...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
Julien Bogousslavsky, Laurent Tatu
Édouard Manet (1832-1883) is considered the 'father' of Impressionism and even of XXth century modern art. Manet's genius involved getting away from the classical narrative or historical topics and replacing them by the banality of daily life. Technically, he erased volumes into flat two-dimensional coloured planes, and distorted conventional perspective with often gross brushstrokes intentionally giving an 'unfinished' aspect to the work. It is little known that Manet had a very painful second part of his life, due to excruciating limb and chest pains, which developed in parallel with proprioceptive ataxia and gait imbalance...
2016: European Neurology
Branka Marinović, Mirna Šitum
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2015: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Desiree Harpel, Darron A Cullen, Swidbert R Ott, Chris D Jiggins, James R Walters
While most adult Lepidoptera use flower nectar as their primary food source, butterflies in the genus Heliconius have evolved the novel ability to acquire amino acids from consuming pollen. Heliconius butterflies collect pollen on their proboscis, moisten the pollen with saliva, and use a combination of mechanical disruption and chemical degradation to release free amino acids that are subsequently re-ingested in the saliva. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms of this complex pollen feeding adaptation...
August 2015: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
D I Rocha, C C Monte Bello, S Sobol, A Samach, M C Dornelas
The androgynophore column, a distinctive floral feature in passion flowers, is strongly crooked or bent in many Passiflora species pollinated by bats. This is a floral feature that facilitates the adaptation to bat pollination. Crooking or bending of plant organs are generally caused by environmental stimulus (e.g. mechanical barriers) and might involve the differential distribution of auxin. Our aim was to study the role of the perianth organs and the effect of auxin in bending of the androgynophore of the bat-pollinated species Passiflora mucronata...
May 2015: Plant Biology
Alexander P Demchenko, Józef Heldt, Jacek Waluk, Pi-Tai Chou, Pradeep K Sengupta, Larissa Brizhik, Juan Carlos del Valle
A brilliant scientist and an outstanding personality who was one of the founders of modern photochemistry-Michael Kasha-is the subject of this Essay. Kasha's rule and the Kasha effect both bear his name, and he also discovered the chemical production of singlet molecular oxygen, and was a pioneer of excited-state proton transfer systems. Kasha combined his passion for chemistry and physics with that for music, photography, and botany.
December 22, 2014: Angewandte Chemie
D Dalla Libera, B Colombo, G Pavan, G Comi
The use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) in paediatric populations is considerably increased, especially for pain and chronic conditions, as demonstrated by epidemiological surveys both in Europe and in the USA. In our study, CAM was used in 76 % patients of a cohort of 124 children affected by headache (age 4-16 years; 67 % female; 70 % migraine without aura, 12 % migraine with aura, 18 % tensive headache according to IHS criteria) consecutively recruited at a Pediatric Headache University Center...
May 2014: Neurological Sciences
N Kaviani, M Tavakoli, Mr Tabanmehr, Ra Havaei
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Oral premedication used to reduce the anxiety in patients undergoing dental treatment. Passion flower has been used as a sedative that can control the dental anxiety. PURPOSE: This study determines the efficacy of Passion flower, in reducing anxiety during the dental procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this randomized- one sided blind clinical trial, 63 patients, with moderate, high and severe anxiety(according to VAS score) in need of periodontal treatment were randomly divided into 3 groups of 21...
June 2013: Journal of Dentistry
Summya Rashid, Nemat Ali, Sana Nafees, Syed Kazim Hasan, Sarwat Sultana
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a potent antineoplastic agent commonly used for the treatment of various malignancies. It has diverse adverse effects such as cardiotoxicity, nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity which restrict its wide and extensive clinical usage. It causes marked organ toxicity coupled with increased oxidative stress and apoptosis. Chrysin (CH), a natural flavonoid found in many plant extracts, propolis, blue passion flower. It has antioxidative and anti-cancerous properties. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effects of CH against 5-FU induced renal toxicity in wistar rats using biochemical, histopathological and immunohistochemical approaches...
April 2014: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Jie Zhang, Ryosuke Koike, Ayako Yamamoto, Motohiko Ukiya, Makoto Fukatsu, Norihiro Banno, Motofumi Miura, Shigeyasu Motohashi, Harukuni Tokuda, Toshihiro Akihisa
A new flavonoid glycoside, chrysin 6-C-β-rutinoside (chrysin α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→6)-C-β-glucopyranoside; 2), and two new triterpene glycosides, (31R)-31-O-methylpassiflorine (7) and (31S)-31-O-methylpassiflorine (8), along with 14 known glycosides, including three flavonoid glycosides, 1, 3, and 4, six triterpene glycosides, 5, 6, and 9-12, three cyano glycosides, 13-15, and two other glycosides, 16 and 17, were isolated from a MeOH extract of the leaves of Passiflora edulis (passion flower; Passifloraceae)...
October 2013: Chemistry & Biodiversity
Shiri Sobol, Noam Chayut, Nahum Nave, Dinesh Kafle, Martin Hegele, Rina Kaminetsky, Jens N Wünsche, Alon Samach
Unusually hot ambient temperatures (HAT) can cause pre-anthesis abortion of flowers in many diverse species, limiting crop production. This limitation is becoming more substantial with climate change. Flower primordia of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) vines exposed to HAT summers, normally abort. Flower abortion can also be triggered by gibberellin application. We screened for, and identified a genotype capable of reaching anthesis during summer as well as controlled HAT conditions, and also more resistant to gibberellin...
March 2014: Plant, Cell & Environment
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