Passion Flower is also known as Passiflora. Some studies suggest that certain species may have medicinal benefits. For example, Passiflora incarnata may help treat anxiety and insomnia. As it calms the mind, it pacifies the Vata and PItta Doshas. It is bitter and cooling. It is powerful on the nervous system.
Passionflower’s otherworldly blossoms have enjoyed many ethnobotanical uses that support harmonious living in modern times. Expert at relaxing the nervous system to counteract agitation, restlessness, excessive mental activity, disturbed sleep, and feelings of depletion, it is excellent for balancing an overstimulated body and mind, and enhancing spiritual insight.
It is known as Nature’s Tranquilizer; try this herb for promotes a restful, sound sleep, especially in cases of nervous insomnia. It is also used as an anti-spasmodic, and for that reason, it is useful for people who cannot sleep because of stress. The active ingredients of passionflower extracts include cyanogenic glycosides, alkaloids, flavonoids, sterol, amino acid, and saparin. The can help to stimulate and leave tranquil effects on the brain cells and the nervous system. Maltol and ethyl-maltol, two of the primary ingredients in Passionflower, may improve alertness and physical energy as well.
The flower has long been touted as a natural remedy for anxiety and helps to calm nervous anxiety, ease pain and neuralgia. It is believed to help normalize the blood pressure and get rid of the constant stress and anxiety. It has also been found that stress can increase weight and accumulates in the belly and waist, Passionflower herbs elements, like amino acid and sterol, regulate and enhance metabolism and this action helps break down calories, as well as offers a happy mood.
The anti-spasmodic effects of Passionflower leaf extracts may help to regulate contractions of your intestines that move the wastes through the digestive system. Irregular intestinal contractions are often associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that can produce symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating and intestinal infection. It may also offer antibiotic benefits, and helps to fight fungi and bacteria that can cause disease and illness.
The alkaloids and flavonoids, are believed to be an effective and non-addictive sedative and has been known to be helpful for pain relief, especially pain caused by inflammation and muscle strain, even toothache pain.
Through its ability to relax the nervous system and harmonize the subtle bodies, it supports spiritual illumination and insight. Our beautiful biodynamic preparation, consisting entirely of flowers, showers us with peace and tranquility and allows for better alignment of our energy centers (chakras). It enhances peace, clarity, and spiritual connection, making it excellent for meditation and spiritual practice. It opens and enhances the energy flow within the third eye (clairvoyance) and DU 20 or crown chakra (spiritual connection). It can be used throughout the day, before sleep, and before spiritual practice such as yoga, qi gong and meditation. This unique preparation of flowers will enhance the quality of sleep and spiritual practice when used over time.
Native Americans have used passionflower to treat a variety of conditions. These include boils, wounds, earaches, and liver problems.
Spanish explorers learned about passionflower from native Peruvians. They named these plants for their resemblance to a crucifix. In Christian traditions, “the Passion” is a term used to describe the final period of Jesus Christ’s life, including his crucifixion.
In Europe, people have used P. incarnata to treat restlessness and agitation. And some people use it to treat anxiety. The fruit is also used to flavor certain beverages.
Ingredients: Passionflower Leaf and Flowers, Distilled Water, 30% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place.