PASSIONFLOWER HERB (Passiflora incarnate) aka - Passion Vine, Maypops, Purple Passion Flower
Passionflower can best be used in nervous problems with children such as muscle twitching and irritability and is also helpful with their problems of concentration in school. It has been used primarily as a motor nerve depressant, to lower motor nerve activity. It can also be used for increasing the rate of respiration and produces a temporary reduction of blood pressure. In the elderly, it is good for sciatica and general nerve debility. It can be used to calm nerves on edge during periods of hormonal disruption common to most women. Passionflower is rich in flavonoids. It is effective in combination with other herbs to overcome alcohol abuse without the accompanying narcotic hangover. It has been found to possess analgesic (pain-killing) and anti-inflammatory properties; and to aid, without side effects, sleeplessness caused by brain inflammation. It is helpful for people who do not want to continue their dependence on synthetic sleeping pills and tranquilizers and it reputedly kills the bacteria said to cause eye irritations.
- Primary Uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Passionflower can provide relief for: • Alcoholism • High Blood Pressure • Bronchial Asthma • Eye Infections/Eye Tension • Irregular Heart Beat • Hot Flashes/Menopause • Insomnia • Anxiety/Nervous Disorders • Neuralgia