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Passion flower herb - cut

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Product Description

Excerpts from the book Practical Herbalism

According to Ellingwood, Passion Flower is, “specific for wakefulness, disturbed sleep from mental worry, and exhaustion from cerebral fullness and from excitement, especially with feebleness. Anemic patients are relieved by it, also the wakefulness of infants and the aged. It is not usually efficient if the wakefulness is caused by pain, nor when the patient is in full strength. Nervous excitement, and irritation with muscular twitching, evidences of approaching convulsions in childhood, with marked cerebral fullness are indications, and it is given at any time preceding or during convulsive paroxysms if it can be swallowed. It is indicated in convulsions of any character.”

In addition, he recommends it for “convulsions of childhood, severe spasms, epilepsy, chorea, tetanus, hysteria, persistent hiccough, and the sleeplessness of tuberculosis.”

Indicated Usages - Internal:

  • Anxiety
  • Convulsions
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Hiccough
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension, spasms, twitches
  • Stress
  • Neuralgia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Restlessness
  • Sciatica
  • Seizures
  • Tachycardia

Indicated Usages - External:

  • Boils, cuts, bruises
  • Rheumatic pains

Excerpts from the book Nutritional Herbology

Homeopaths have used Passion Flower to treat pain and insomnia. Herbalists have had great success using it to treat imbalances of the nervous system including insomnia, nervous tension and stress headaches. Besides being an excellent herbal sedative, Passion Flower relieves smooth muscle spasms. This makes it useful for treating spasmodic dysmenorrhea, colic, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, blood pressure, and epilepsy.

Passion Flower also has an antifungal principle called passicol that shows intermediate killing power on candida species.

Passion Flower is high or very high on the following nutrients:

  • Chromium
  • Magnesium
  • Niacin
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A

Excerpts from the book The How to Herb Book

  • Acts as a mild sedative; relaxing
  • Calming for high blood pressure.
  • Useful in nervousness, insomnia, headaches.

Has been used in the following:

  • Alcoholism
  • Headache, nervous
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia-sleep
  • Nerves

Tid Bits You'll Want to Know:

Uses: It's mostly used for internal applications: teas, tinctures, capsules, food recipes, etc. Our two favorite uses are in teas and meals. It has a rather mild flavor so you hardly know it's there. Like many other bulk herbs, we add it to many dishes (salads, meat dishes, soups, stews, etc.) in small amounts for added nutrition and fiber without affecting the flavor. Passion flower can be used to benefit men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing) and children. It can be used as often as you would like.

Storage: The nutrients in Passion flower are very sensitive to air and light exposure. It should be kept in an airtight container and stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is great but not necessary.

Questions?: Check out Frequently Asked Questions.

Customer Reviews

Anonymous Coward December 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm

This is from ABC herbal by Steven Horne. It is his children's relaxing/calm recipe:

2 parts Chamomile 2 parts Catnip 1 part Passionflower 1 part Peppermint 

I put about 1/2 cup herbs in each 1/2 pint jar, and add a mixture of 1 part hot water to 4 parts Vegtable Glycerine. Screw on lids, place on a towel in crockpot. pour water in crockpot up to rim, then, put lid on and turn on Keep Warm for 3 days. Strain.

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Product Reviews

  1. It works.

    Posted by Forrest on 2nd Nov 2013

    I tried this as a tea a few days after it arrived (Shipping was fast!) I mixed 1 tbsp in a cup of hot water and drank it on an empty stomach. Effects were almost immediate; even smelling it prior to drinking had a relaxing effect on me.

    I recommend this herb as a mild sleep aid or just something to relieve stress during the day.

  2. good for stress

    Posted by Steven G. on 13th Oct 2013

    valerian root and passion flower are very helpful with relieving stress


    Posted by Margaret on 11th Oct 2013


  4. Passion Flower

    Posted by Teri on 27th Apr 2013

    Shipping was fast. I like this herb for a calming tea in the morning, without putting me to sleep. Caffeine gives me anxiety, so I can still have a hot beverage in the morning.

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