J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S150, 2015

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products FAPRONATURA 2015  September 21st-25th, 2015; Cuban Society of Pharmacology. Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.



Cintra J, Betancourt O, Rodríguez A.

Policlínico Docente Universitario “Diego del Rosario”, Morón, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. E-mail: jcr04@pnmoron.cav.sld.cu


Material and Methods: A controlled phase II clinical trial was made, in which the hypnotic effect of the fluid extract of Passiflora in patients with primary insomnia who attended the consulting room created for such purpose in the service of traditional and natural medicine of the clinic located in the north of Morón was shown, in the period between the months of January to November 2014. The study group was composed of 92 patients who attended the already mentioned consulting room, suffering from primary insomnia, aged 15 to 50, of both sexes. Once these patients consent and meet the criteria for inclusion, they were applied the instruments designed and validated for this purpose, which were treated with fluid extract of Passiflora 46 of them, belonging to the study group and with the same number was supplied nitrazepan , included in the control group therapy in both cases that lasted 21 days. Results and Conlusions: Insomnia predominated in female patients being the group of 35-49 years old the most affected. Passiflora has proved to be equally effective in treating insomnia than allopathic treatment modalities with nitrazepan in fewer visits the improvement associated with many benefits was obtained and any adverse effects, which appear absolute in conventional therapies, presupposing that the risk-benefit ratio, with the use of Passiflora justifies the use of this therapy.


Citation Format: Cintra J, Betancourt O, Rodríguez A (2015) Utility of phytotherapy in insomnia. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S150. Abstract nr PCT-58.