Passion Flower: Support for Anxiety, Sleep and Improve Mood
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on December 10, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Undoubtedly one of the most unique of flowers to behold, Passion Flower is a wonderful relaxing herb to both the mind and body.
For those suffering from insomnia, Passion Flower helps reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, as well as helps one to stay asleep so that you get a deeper, more refreshing sleep.
Passion Flower provides remarkable support for anxiety: initial trials have shown that it performs as well as the drug Oxazepam for generalized anxiety disorder, without the side effects.
Passion Flower is also mildly antidepressant and mood-elevating. It has a long history of use during times of stress and anxiety, and supports the nervous system to help you regain a calmer center and a more peaceful state of mind. It can also help reduce muscle pain from overexertion, vigorous workouts, and fibromyalgia.
• Encourages relaxation of mind and body
• Promotes deeper and more restful sleep
• Helps ease anxious nerves
• Supports a positive mood
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan