Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Passion flower is a climbing vine with white and purple flowers, known for its calming effects.

It is native to the United States and South America, and has been traditionally used to help with sleep.

Renowned for promoting serene calmness and relaxation, it does so without affecting mental cognition and productivity. Furthermore, it reduces anxiety, minimises stress and improves sleep quality, which provide the foundation for overall wellbeing and optimum health.

Passionflower offers many more potential benefits helping to reduce the effects of menopause such as hot flushes and depression, lower blood pressure, address ADHD symptoms, relieve gastrointestinal spasms and improve insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic patients.

Part used:

Aerial Parts


Cooling, bitter


Anxiolytic, mild sedative, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, antispasmodic, hypnotic, hypotensive, anodyne

  • Anxiety, especially before surgery, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous conditions including tachycardia, headache and restlessness
  • Spasmodic conditions including dysmenorrhea, asthma, whooping cough
  • Neuralgic pain especially with anxiety
  • Epilepsy, especially generalised seizures
  • Adjuvant for opiate withdrawal and symptoms of opiate withdrawal
  • Cardiac rhythm abnormalities, hypertension
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Menopause

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