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      Benefits of Passion Flower -  Passiflora incarnata

      Passion flower information

      Passionflower is used by herbal practitioners as a sedative, anti-spasmodic, anodyne and nervine.

      Passionflower can be used for:

      Insomnia due to mental worry and overthinking

      Anxiety and hysteria

      Restlessness, twitching, nervous spasms

      Parkinson’s disease

      Nervous headache

      Spasmodic conditions such as painful periods, asthma and epilepsy




      None expected

      Active compounds

      Alkaloids including harman and harmine, flavones, sterols, gums, sugars

      What herbal practitioners say about Passionflower

      Passionflower is great for treating insomnia, especially when it’s due to worrying and over thinking, without the side effects of ‘narcotic hangover’ like so many sleeping tablets.   It is also very useful in the treatment of painful periods and intestinal cramping, having an anti-spasmodic effect.  It is these anti-spasmodic properties that make if very useful in the treatment of tremors, like those experienced in Parkinson’s disease, seizures as in epilepsy, and in asthma especially where it is brought on by nervousness, tension and anxiety.  Passionflower can be used in the treatment of nerve pain, such as neuralgia and the pain caused by shingles.  Passionflower can be combined with valerian and oat seed in the treatment of insomnia.

      Tincture dose

      Adult dose 1 2mls three times a day.  

      Children’s dose (6 – 12 years old) 0.5 – 0.8mls three times a day.  Based on ratio of herb to alcohol of 1:3

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