From our list of ailments, see what Passionflower can be used for:

  • Anxiety and stress

Natural Remedies using Passionflower

Take passionflower tincture for its calming and painkilling properties. Adults: 0.5-2ml, 3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2.

Take passionflower tincture. Adults: 0.5-2ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2.

Anxiety and stress

The Benefit of using Passionflower as a natural cure

Extracts (Passionflower) — TD = >900 mg/kg ipr mouse (CAN). Extracts, oral or peritoneal, reduce spontaneous locomotor activity in mice and prolong their sleep (SHT). Flavonoids, more than alkaloids, may contribute to antianxiety and relaxing effects (PED). Harmala alkaloids produce drowsiness, inhibit the enzyme MAO, and relieve smooth muscle cramps. Apigenin is well known as an antiinflammatory and antispasmodic sedative (PNC). Hamane alkaloids are CNS- stimulant at doses of 3–6 mg/human, but hallucinogenic and toxic at 500–600 mg (HH2). But the presence of harmine-type alkaloids is questionable (HH2; PH2). Passicol inhibits many bacteria, molds and yeast, group A hemolytic streptococci more so than Staphylococcus aureus, with Candida albicans intermediate (CAN).

Most of us get nervous before big events such as sitting an exam or speaking in public. Herbs can take the edge of such nervousness, yet will not diminish your performance. Depending on how nervous you get, you can opt for milder herbs, for example lemon balm, or stronger-acting ones such as valerian or passionflower, and you can vary the dosage according to your need. All the herbs below are suitable for children who get nervous before taking exams.

Improves disposition Much time and many dollars have been spent researching the antidepressant qualities of St. John’s wort. It is classified as a nervine relaxant, but it can lift the spirits by a?ecting particular neurotransmitters that a?ect mood. Combined with other nervine herbs such as passionflower, skullcap, or oatstraw, St. John’s wort can contribute to feeling calmer, more in control, and happier.

Main action herbs Lemon balm (30 percent), chamomile (15 percent), and California poppy (20 percent). All three herbs are premiere sedatives with little or no side e?ects. ey work on the cen-tral nervous system to promote relaxation in both mind and body. Nourishing herbs Passionflower (10 percent) and schizandra (10 percent). Passion-flower is a great nurturer of the central nervous system and helps control overstimulation, which often leads to twitching and restlessness. Schizan-dra provides nourishment to the adrenal glands, which, when underfunctioning, can cause insom-nia. You can also add a bit of skullcap, another nervine, which is an excellent relaxer of what I refer to as ‘monkey mind”—when you lie in bed and your mind starts jumping all around, remind-ing you of all the things on your to-do list.