Passion Flower Benefits & Information

Latin Name

Passiflora incarnate

Also Known As

Passion Flower, Maypop

Origin

North, Central and South America

Parts Used

Leaves and whole plant

Traditional Use and Health Benefits

Passion flower is a well known tonic for the nervous system, it is a natural sedative and tranquiliser. It is an anti-spasmodic herb and has been used for treating seizures, hysteria, uterine pains, and aches and pains of all kinds. It is helpful with conditions such as:
Insomnia
Nerve pain
Neuralgia
Asthma
Anxiety
Muscular tension
PMS
PMT
Menstrual discomfort
Palpatations
Digestive discomfort
Seizures
Parkinson's disease
Shingles.
Because of it's calming properties it can be useful in dealing with depression if the route is anxiety. It is excellent for palpitations, panic attacks, excess sweating and trembling as experienced in anxiety states.

It combines very well with- Valerian, Scullcap and St john's wort.

Typical Use

Passion flower cut herb-
1 teaspoon of dried cut herb per 1 cup of boiling water
3 times per day.

Passion flowerHerbal Tincture-
For the correct extraction ratio and percentage of alcohol please contact us, as sometimes this changes due to different batches. Thank you.
1-4ml 3 times per day.

Or as recommended by a herbal practitioner,

Folklore and History

The name passion flower dates back to the seventeenth century. The mystery of the beautiful blossom out of the unassuming bud was compared to the Passion of Christ.
Medical use of the herb did not begin until the late nineteenth century in the United States. Passion flower was used to treat nervous restlessness and gastrointestinal spasms.
The effects of passion flower were believed to be primarily on the nervous system. Its effects were particularly touted for those with anxiety due to mental worry and overwork

Passion Flower
Constituents

Alkaloids, such as harmine, Harman, harmol, harmaline, harmalol, and passaflorine.
Flavonoids, apigenin, various glycosides, homoorientin, isovitexin, kaempferol, luteolin, orientin,quercitin, rutin, saponaretin, saponarin and vitexen.