Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnate) aka - Passion Vine, Maypops, Purple Passion Flower
Passion Flower can best be used in nervous problems with children such as muscle twitching, irritability and 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 also be used to calm nerves that get on edge during periods of hormonal adjustment common to most women. Passion Flower has been found to possess analgesic (pain-killing) and anti-inflammatory properties, to ease, without side effects, sleeplessness caused by brain inflammation. It can be helpful for people who do not want to continue dependence on synthetic sleeping pills and tranquilizers. And it is effective in helping to overcome alcohol abuse without the accompanying narcotic hangover. Researchers have noted that Passion Flower kills the bacteria said to cause eye irritations.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Passionflower may provide relief for:
• Blood Pressure (high)
• Eye Inflammation
• Hot Flashes/Menopause
• Nervous Disorders
- Properties: Anodyne, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Sedative Primary nutrients: Calcium and magnesium