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Passion Flower - Dry Herb 30gm

Passion Flower - Dry Herb 30gm Image

Also known as, Maypop, Passiflora, Flower Of The Five Wounds, Apricot Vine, Waterlemon

Parts Used: Leaves, entire plant.
Properties: Anodyne, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Hypnotic, Hypotensive, Nervine, Sedative.

Internal Uses: Anger, Anxiety, Convulsions, Dysmenorrhea, Epilepsy, Headache, Hyperactivity, Hypertension, Hysteria, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel, Muscle Spasms, Nervous Breakdown, Neuralgia, Pain, Parkinson's Disease, Restlessness, Seizure, Shingles, Stress, Tachycardia, Toothache, Tranquilizer Addiction, Whooping Cough

Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules.

Passion Flower has a quieting activity on the central nervous system. It helps to slow down the breakdown of neurotransmitters and aids sleep without leaving one feeling hungover the next morning. Passion Flower is not addictive. It relieves headache pain due to stress and helps one end addiction to tranquilizers. The harmala alkaloids may contribute to opening the coronary artery.

Topical Uses: Burns, Eye Swelling, Skin Inflammation, Wounds

Topical Applications: Compress for swollen eyes, burns and skin irritations. Poultice or juice for burns and wounds.

Culinary uses: Fruit can be eaten plain, added to ice creams, juiced or made into sodas. It is also made into a soup.

Energetics: Bitter, Cool.

Chemical Constituents: Alkaloids (harman, harmine, harmaline, harmol, harmalol), flavonoids (apigenin, luteolin, quercitin, rutin), flavone glycosides, sterols, sugars, gums.

Contraindications: Large doses may cause nausea and vomiting.

Avoid large doses during pregnancy.
Be careful to use Passiflora incarnata and not Passiflora caerulea.