The passion flower is especially known for its calming, anti-anxiety and antispasmodic effect and is considered a herbal remedy for sleep disorders and inner restlessness. But how does the relaxing effect of passion flower come about and what numerous physical and psychological complaints can it alleviate? All this and how it can also help as a fast and natural support against insomnia and sleep disorders and improve your sleep, you will learn here.
Table of contents
- The passion flower
- Passion flower ingredients and effects
- Positive properties of passion flower
- Use of the passion flower
- Passion flower & Sleep
- Passion flower as a remedy
The Passion Flower
The passion flower (Passiflora Incarnata) belongs to the passion flower family and originates from the southeast of what is now the USA. The small plant with its characteristic flowers of up to 18 cm in size was brought to Europe by European seafarers in the 17th century.
Today the passion flower is a popular ornamental plant, but it can also be used as an effective natural remedy. Among other things, it is said to have a calming, sleep-promoting, relaxing and anti-anxiety effect. The indigenous peoples of Central and South America already used the plant as a natural sedative and antidepressant, and scientific studies are increasingly confirming that the passion flower has numerous positive properties for our body and psyche. It is particularly well known as a natural remedy for restlessness and sleep disorders.
Ingredients & effects of passion flower
The passion flower herb is mainly used as a dietary supplement or homeopathic remedy. This is the dried, crushed or cut aerial parts of the plant, from which extracts, tinctures and powders are obtained and processed into tablets, dragées or capsules.
Responsible for the versatile effect of the passion flower is the unique composition of the ingredients. The herb contains flavonoids, coumarins, glycosides as well as essential oil and essential fatty acids. Flavonoids are secondary plant compounds that are thought to have a relaxing and calming effect on our psyche, especially when combined with other ingredients (e.g. essential oils), by targeting the brain and central nervous system and acting on the neurotransmitter GABA. GABA inhibits nerve responses in the brain and makes us react less strongly to emerging stimuli. In this way, strong inner restlessness, tension and feelings of stress can be reduced and relaxation promoted.
Since passion flower is also considered to lower blood pressure and relieve spasms, it is also used in traditional medicine and homeopathy for mild high blood pressure or gastrointestinal complaints.
Positive properties of passion flower
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Passionflower & Sleep
A healthy sleep is very important for us. In addition to numerous other causes, stress, nervousness and restlessness in particular can promote the development of sleep disorders and make it difficult to fall asleep in the evening or to sleep soundly through the night. One of the most important prerequisites for healthy and restful sleep is therefore to relax and find peace before going to bed. Whether physical or psychological, stress upsets the hormonal balance and impedes the natural process of falling asleep.
The herbal healing power of passionflower can support sleep and improve falling asleep. It calms the nervous system and also lowers blood pressure. In this way, it prepares the body for rest and sleep and helps protect our nerves from too much or negative stimuli. If tension, restlessness or anxiety are responsible for poor sleep, the medicinal plant can not only alleviate the symptoms of sleep problems, but directly combat the cause.
Passion flower as a remedy
As a tablet, capsule, dragée or tea - the passion flower is available in various dosage forms. A great advantage of the medicinal plant is that hardly any undesirable side effects are to be expected when taking it, although allergic reactions are rare but possible. By the way, passion flower is considered to be one of the best herbal remedies for sleep disorders, because unlike many other calming medicinal plants such as hops, lavender or valerian, our ability to concentrate and our mental performance remain fully intact when taking preparations with passion flower herb, despite the effective relaxing and sleep-promoting effect!
A beautiful flower with a powerful effect
Passionflower is therefore a real all-rounder and has more than earned its popularity both as a flowering ornamental plant, but also as an effective and natural support against sleep disorders, stress, inner turmoil and numerous other problems.
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Passionflower originates from Central and South America and has been used there for centuries as a sedative and antidepressant.
Thanks to its unique ingredients, passion flower has a calming effect as well as relieving tension, cramps and anxiety and can be particularly helpful in cases of inner restlessness, sleep disorders as well as states of anxiety and tension.
The medicinal plant acts quickly against tension, stress and nervousness and can thus improve sleep by making it easier to fall asleep and promoting sleep through.
As a dietary supplement or homeopathic remedy, the extracts of passionflower herb in particular are processed in capsules, powders, tablets or dragées and used in a variety of ways.
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