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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

Passion Flower

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.