Herb Name: Passionflower
Botanical name: Passiflora incarnata
What ailments would benefit from it:
Anxiety, Nervous symptoms, insomnia, restlessness and irritability with being able to fall asleep, Nervous tachycardia – irregular fast beating heart, Nervous headaches, spasmodic conditions - menstrual cramps, asthma, whooping cough, for obtaining Mild sedation, pain in the facial nerves, rectal and heart- cardiac pain in combination with other herbs, generalized seizures.Topically for burns, scolds, tooth pain, haemorrhoids and ulcers.
How does it works in the body: (Qualities and actions)
Anxiolytic – a substance that alleviates anxiety
Spasmolytic – a substance that relieves smooth muscle spasm
Mild sedative- helps reduce activity, mainly in the nervous system.
Hypnotic - induces drowsiness and sleep
(Bone, K. 2003,2007)
Great for treating insomnia in infants, insomnia in adults resulting from mental worry.Helps with opiate withdrawal, a go to herb for the nervous system especially when exhaustion has taken it’s toll .
Always speak to your health care professional to advise if this herb is suitable for you.