Studies have shown Potential Benefits:
May help Improve Sleep
May help Reduce Inflammation
May help Soothe and Calm Anxiety
May help Reduce Stress
May help Balance Blood Sugar
May help Reduce the effects of Menopause
May help Soothe Stomach
May help with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
May help Promote Calmness, Balance, and Wellbeing
Botanical Name: Passiflora incarnata
What is it?
Passion Flower (Passionflower) is a climbing vine renowned for its beautiful white flowers with purple, blue, or pink calyx crown blooms. The plant is native to North, Central and South America. Sixteen-century Spanish explorers were introduced to Passion Flower in Peru where the indigenous people used it as a mild sedative. The leaves, stems, and flowers are the best for herbal medicinal purposes. Passion Flower works by boosting Gaba, a neurotransmitter which slows down brain activity helping to calm anxiety or insomnia.
Passion Flower is in the category of herbs known as a nervine. (A nervine herb acts on the nervous and limbic systems to reduce overactive stress responses and return the body to resting, relaxing, digesting, sleeping phase. Nervines work gently to re-establish normal nerve function and balance.) It’s been reported that Passion Flower has the most sedating effect of all nervine herbs.
Passion Flower is known as a Hypnotic Herb that is relaxing, a Sedative Herb and an Antispasmodic Herb that helps relaxes the muscles and an Anxiolytic Herb that inhibits anxiety.
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-871/passionflower – Relief from anxiety, insomnia
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11679026 – Relief from anxiety
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21294203 – Insomnia – soothing sleep
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3113390/ – Soothing gastric upset
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18499602 – Reducing anxiety
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5699852/ Soothing sleep
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26483209 – Soothing, calming, restoring sleep
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2941540/ – Increases GABA for restful sleep and relaxation
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3113390/ – Anti-oxidant & digestive health