Passion flower information
Passionflower is used by
herbal practitioners as a sedative, anti-spasmodic, anodyne and nervine.
Passionflower can be used for:
Insomnia due to mental worry
Anxiety and hysteria
Restlessness, twitching, nervous
Spasmodic conditions such as
painful periods, asthma and epilepsy
including harman and harmine, flavones, sterols, gums, sugars
What herbal practitioners say about Passionflower
is great for treating insomnia, especially when it’s due to worrying and over
thinking, without the side effects of ‘narcotic hangover’ like so many sleeping
tablets. It is also very useful in the
treatment of painful periods and intestinal cramping, having an anti-spasmodic
effect. It is these anti-spasmodic
properties that make if very useful in the treatment of tremors, like those
experienced in Parkinson’s disease, seizures as in epilepsy, and in asthma
especially where it is brought on by nervousness, tension and anxiety. Passionflower can be used in the treatment of
nerve pain, such as neuralgia and the pain caused by shingles. Passionflower can be combined with valerian
and oat seed in the treatment of insomnia.
Adult dose 1
2mls three times a day.
dose (6 – 12 years old) 0.5 – 0.8mls three times a day. Based on ratio of herb to
alcohol of 1:3
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