A dazzlingly beautiful plant, popular as a mild sedative and muscle relaxant in both the daytime and night time. In higher doses it can be more sedating, and interestingly, acts as an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) with subtle psychoactive effects of its own, and can be used in conjunction with some entheogens to enhance ceremonial experience. It has a balanced action in treating insomnia, calming enough to promote sleep yet still allows one to awake refreshed and revitalized. Studies have shown that Passionflower boosts GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain, which lowers brain activity, which in turn relaxes and induces sleep. For this reason, it’s an excellent remedy for “looping mind”, where one may be experiencing constant obsessive thinking. It does not have an intense painkilling action; however, it has a combination of effects which slows down the heart rate, increases respiration and circulation by dilating blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure. This makes it a good candidate for managing chronic tension, rather than standard sedation with pharmaceutical drugs.
Passiflora incarnata and undenatured food grade ethanol.
Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory
Assists with insomnia in both infants and adults
Lowers blood pressure
Mild Pain management
Calms Screaming children
Helps with sleeplessness in alcoholics
Withdrawal management of drugs and alcohol - especially effective for opiate withdrawal
Applied to the skin, it treats burns and hemorrhoids
Attracts prosperity and friendship
Calmness and Peace
Create a dream pillow for restful and rejuvenating sleep
Divine feminine energy
Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding
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