Working with Passion Flower
Passion flower is a widely-used, safe sedative herb that can be taken over a long period of time. As a nervine, it is indicated for anxiety, insomnia caused by mental worry, nightmares, and hysteria. It is especially useful for people with overactive imaginations and paranoia. Passion flower is taken for PMS, dysmenorrhea, and menopause symptoms, including nervous restlessness. It also has a beneficial effect when taken for heart palpitations and hypertension because of its mild vessel-dilating effect.
A tincture of the fresh or freshly-dried plant is probably the strongest form–it seems to lose its activity after it has been dried and stored for several months.
Passion Flower has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL..
Conditions treated with Passion Flower
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The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.