Herb of the Week – Passionflower

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Passionflower is one of my favourite herbs. This safe, gentle and effective herb gives great relief from insomnia, anxiety and depression. It has also been used effectively in the control of high blood pressure, neuralgia pain, sciatica, shingles and migraine. Due to it’s calming affect on the central nervous system it is also beneficial for people suffering with muscle spasm, nervous tics, Parkinson’s Disease and asthma.

Some studies have shown passionflower to be as effective as benzodiazapines. Fortunately it has none of the addictive qualities of these pharmaceutical drugs. The dosage is able to be tailored to your specific needs and situation to avoid any feeling of drowsiness or incapacitation usually associated with those types of drugs.

If you are feeling anxious, agitated or are having trouble sleeping passionflower is one of the safest first line treatments to help you get back on track.

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2 thoughts on “Herb of the Week – Passionflower

  1. Africanaussie August 30, 2012 / 12:34 am

    I have them growing in my garden – I wonder if I can make a tea from the flowers or leaves? Mostly we just leave them and eat the fruit.

    • NaturoCath Naturopathy August 30, 2012 / 12:54 am

      They are lovely flowers aren’t they… unfortunately it’s not as simple as brewing up like a tea. The process of making a tincture, which is the effective, medicinal form, involves quite complicated methods and it’s much safer to buy a reputable product which gives you control over dosages.. I suggest Mediherb products.
      Enjoy your passionfruit !

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