Passiflora, also known as the passion flower, so called because it recalls the crown of thorns, is a medicinal plant already known by the Aztecs, it was brought to Europe in the seventeenth century and used for its antispasmodic and sedative properties. This plant calms the central nervous system and helps, as demonstrated by scientific studies, both to treat and to prevent insomnia, irritability, restlessness and anxiety, even during menopause, by relaxing without generating depression, the plant acts by bringing relief to various nervous disorders such colitis or gastritis. It seems indeed that passiflora is able to increase the ?-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a neurotransmitter able to reduce the activity of some brain cells by generating a relaxing state. Passiflora is also a help in case of irritable bowel, thanks to the antispasmodic activity, it brings relief in case of menstrual cramps. Do not use passiflora during pregnancy and lactation, it is generally recommended not to take the passiflora for more than two months. Passiflora can interact with some drugs, such as certain antidepressants, drugs for insomnia and anticoagulants, so always ask your doctor for advice.
You can prepare a brew of passiflora in this way: bring to boil a cup of water, remove from heat and put to brew 1 teaspoon of dried passiflora for ten minutes. Filter and drink before bed as a remedy for insomnia or, in case of anxiety during the day, you can drink up to three cups a day, or take some spoons of herbal tea when the agitation takes over. Passiflora has a quick effect, but it is advisable not to go overboard with its use.
You can take 2 tablets a day. SPACE Mother tincture - From 10 to 30 drops of mother tincture three times a day.