Updated: May 16
Scientific Name: Passiflora
Fun Fact: Passion Flower used to be approved as an over-the-counter sedative and sleep aid in the US, but was withdrawn in 1978 by the FDA because of the lack of evidence and studies done on the plant.
However, many people and herbalists still use this plant to help with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Many recent research results also have shown effectiveness in managing general anxiety disorder. (see link in resource section below)
Here at azendea, we have several clients who find it very effective as well! We encourage you to explore herbs with your herbalist or licensed professionals as everyone's body responds to herbs differently. You will be amazed by what nature can reciprocate when you treat it with respect and care.
Passion Flower is antibacterial, analgesic, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitussive, hypotensive, diaphoretic.
Citric acid, flavonoids, glycosides, alkaloids, sitosterol, stigmasterol, serotonin, sugars, gum
Passion Flower is a vine native to southeastern United States, Central, and South America found in thin woods, open fields and even on roadside fencerows. This plant prefers fertile, well-drained soil but can also thrive in heavy clay-like soils.
Mars, Brigitte. The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine: the Ultimate Multidisciplinary Reference to the Amazing Realm of Healing Plants, in a Quick-Study, One-Stop Guide. Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2016.
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