Passion Flower Extract

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If you are looking to calm the unruly mind, assist sleep, or recover from stress, then find peace and inspiration in the beauty and brain food of Passionflower Extract.

Description

Aside from the healthy and versatile passion fruit, the leaves of some species of passiflora have also been used by many native cultures as a medicine. The Native Americans more so than any other tribal culture have used the dried leaves of the passion flower plant as a primary ingredient in the creation of a special tisane (tea) that is drunk to help treat insomnia, epilepsy, anxiety, hysteria, and some types of mania and hyperactivity.

Tinctured from leaves, stems, and flowers.

The Commission E approved its use for anxiety. It is also on the FDA’s GRAS list.

Use Passion Flower to Calm the Mind

Passion flower can also help support those struggling with addiction, tension, irritability, and fear. Research has been done which suggests that “Passiflora extract is an effective drug for the management of generalized anxiety disorder and the low incidence of impairment of job performance” which accompanies pharmaceutical medication.

In South America passion fruit seeds are used to create an oil called Maracuja oil. It is considered to be anti-aging, relaxing, and contains ample amounts of Vitamins A & C. Maracuja oil absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy film. I use it in a natural sun tan oil I make, it is also in the famous sun tanning oil, Hawaiian Tropic.

A study done in 2002 with mice, suggested that a methanol leaf extract of passionflower was shown to be comparable to the cough suppressant action of codeine [1]. It may be possible that these actions are related to the strong antispasmodic activity of the harmala alkaloids contained within Passiflora spp.

Passion Flower is high or very high in Chromium, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, and Vitamin A

🙂 Raising magnesium levels is known to help people sleep better.

“Lay down on your pillow
and turn the lights down low
let me take you to the garden
where the passion flower grows… “
~ Charles M. Moore

References

  1. Nicolls, J. M., Birner, J., & Forsell, P. (1973). Passicol, an antibacterial and antifungal agent produced by Passiflora plant species: qualitative and quantitative range of activity. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 3(1), 110-117.

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