Herbal Remedies ~ Passionflower

By | May 2, 2014

Passionflower Passiflora caeruela, Passiflora incarnata 
(Passionflower Family)

Passionflower ImageRelieves muscle tension and calms anxiety. Lowers blood pressure and helps with withdrawal symptoms for those withdrawing from cocaine, heroine or opiates. Also useful in treating insomnia and low sex drive.

This a is a wonderfully relaxing herb useful for treating chronicinsomnia, having no addictive effects or morning grogginess.

It has a sedative and antispasmodic action, relaxing spasm and tension in the muscles, calming the nerves and reducing pain.

Passion flower can be used for neuralgia, shingles, sciatica, Parkinson’s disease, muscle pain, twitching and spasm, anxiety, agitation, stress and stress-related ailments such as colic and asthma.

It is also a useful herb for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches, and mood swings.

CAUTIONS: Should not be used by those taking a MAO inhibitor.