Passionflower

Product Overview

Contrary to its aphrodisiac-sounding name, Passionflower is not named after any stimulating effect. It was named by a Dr Monardes, after the 16th Century Spanish slaughter of the Incas in Peru and their conversion to Christianity. He thought the flower looked like the crown of thorns and with its three-pronged leaves, he found a handy metaphor for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and a plant that evoked the Passion of the Crucifixion. Later settlers actually found native Americans using Passionflower to calm their nerves and in poultices on their wounds but it is as a relaxant and sedative that is popular today.

Latin name: Passiflora incarnata
Amount: 50-100g
Type: Organic, Dried Leaves

£4.50£8.75

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What is it used for?

  • Passionflower contains flavanoids and maltol that are potentially tranquilizing
  • This relaxant effect may also help relax the stomach and other muscles such as the uterus to act as a digestive aid or as a help with menstrual discomfort

How to prepare

Enjoy as an infusion by adding one teaspoon of dried leaves to a cup of hot water and steep for ten minutes either before bedtime to help with insomnia or up to three times per day
If taking as a tincture add between half and one teaspoon a glass of water, up to three times per day

Cautions

  • Do not give to any child under two years old
  • Do not use while pregnant or nursing
  • For over 65s, use low levels, infrequently

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Latin Name

Passiflora incarnata

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