Botanical Name: Passiflora incarnata
Passionflower is best known to aid sleep and rectify disturbed sleep patterns. It is a far better alternative to addictive chemical sedatives prescribed by your doctor for insomnia and nervous conditions such as anxiety, PTSD excitability and restlessness.
Passionflower can be taken to relieve pre-menstrual tension, nervous tachycardia, tension headaches, palpitations and to assist in the withdrawal from addictive drugs.
An active phytochemical component of passionflower called benzoflavone moiety (BZF) has been shown to greatly reduce nicotine withdrawal. Many previous chain smokers have quit tobacco altogether by weaning themselves off Passionflower. They either smoked Passionflower in the morning and refrained from cigarettes for the rest of the day, or alternatively smoked Passionflower sparingly as a ‘crutch’ to get them past their initial craving and habit of smoking. Many people report success quitting smoking by mixing passionflower into their tobacco and smoking the mixture. Over the course of a few weeks, they put more and more passionflower and less and less tobacco until only the passionflower remains.
Passionflower is also used for seizures, hysteria, asthma, symptoms of menopause, nervousness and excitability, restless legs, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, nerve pain, shingles, neuralgia, relieving symptoms related to narcotic drug withdrawal, trauma, sedation, mood enhancement and relaxation.
Some people apply passionflower to the skin for hemorrhoids, burns, and pain and swelling (inflammation). In foods and beverages, passionflower extract is used as a flavouring. Passionflower is found in combination herbal products used as a sedative for promoting calmness and relaxation as well as magnesium sleep products. Other herbs contained in these products include German chamomile, hops, kava, skullcap, and valerian.
Sedative, antispasmodic, anxiolytic, hypnotic
Brewing: Add 1tsp per cup and brew with boiling water for 5 - 10 mins
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