Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Passionflower for Circular Thinking
Passionflower (Passiflora Incarnata) herb is a nervine, sedative, antispasmodic, and anxiolytic herb. It has the “most” defined sedating effect of all nervines. The significant indication of the need for passionflower is circular thinking that causes insomnia. When you can’t shut off your mind at night, laying in bed thinking about the day, yesterday, tomorrow, last month, next month, what if this, and if only that. Passionflower is a climbing plant native to South America and the East Indies. Because of its unique and handsome flowers, it is a popular ornamental in Italy and Germany, where it is grown on sunny verandas and walls.
The plant owes its name to the shape of its flowers. In the center of the corolla, there is a dense, threaded wreath of crimson accessory petals that become much darker towards the center. This threaded wreath has been compared to a “crown of thorns.” The whole herb (Passionflower) is used in medicine. Its main active constituents are reported to be flavonoids and maltol, a pyrone methyl carbonic acid. The so-called Harman alkaloids do not appear to play a significant role as they cannot be detected in the official varieties.
Passionflower is a mild sedative and hypnotic that is unlikely to suffice alone but is used as an additive. Passionflower can, therefore, be found in numerous tea mixtures and compound phytopharmaceuticals. It also is used for stress-induced headaches, bruxism (teeth grinding).
Ingredients: Wild harvested Passionflower
Parts Used: Herb
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.
Capsules: Take 2 capsules before bedtime with water or a favorite beverage.
You will begin to feel the effects within 30-60 minutes after ingestion. Best to take on an empty stomach.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!
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Powdered (2oz), Capsule (s) 60 Vegicaps