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Passionflower study: Understanding the calming effect of passionflower

Recruitment for this study has now been completed. Thank you to all those that took, or are currently taking part. A summary of the results will be posted here once completed.

Anxiety is very common in the general population. Herbal preparations have been widely used for the relief of mild symptoms of daily mental stress in various real-life situations. The herbal preparation that this study is going to investigate is passionflower. This research aims to investigate the immediate effect of passionflower on anxiety in response to an experimentally induced stress. Research has shown that passionflower can affect the function of brain.

If shown to be effective, passionflower may be a powerful non-pharmacological agent for improving the mild symptoms of anxiety in people’s daily life.

Inclusion criteria

You qualify to participate if you are:

 - aged 18-45 years
 - do not have serious medical conditions
 - are not pregnant or lactating
 - do not already use passionflower products.

Study contacts

Full information sheet

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