Passion flower is the flower of the Passiflora plant. This plant was named by Spanish explorers who thought that its flowers resembled three nails and a crown of thorns, reminding them of the Passion of Christ. It has been used widely in Europe as a mild sedative, sleep aid and to treat fatigue and nervousness. It is thought that the alkaloids and flavonoids in the Passion Flower are among the most active of its components. A variety of other substances, including amino acids and sterols, are also said to support the benefits of Passion Flower. In addition to being used as a sedative and sleep aid, Passion Flower has been used in the treatment of asthma, circulatory problems and symptoms of menopause. It also has pain-relieving and antispasmodic effects.
- Regulating the neurotransmitters in the nervous system that reduce anxiety
- Acting as a mild sedative and sleeping aid
- Helping reduce fatigue and nervousness
- The treatment of asthma, circulatory problems and symptoms of menopause
- Providing pain-relieving and antispasmodic effects