Day 174/365 - On Passionflower

6/23/17

Today I’m focusing on the herb Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), which is actually a misnomer: “it keeps peace in home” by keeping the passions at bay.

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  • Cooling
  • Mild sedative, nervine, antispasmodic, anxiolytic
  • Anxiety, insomnia, nervous or occipital headache
  • Teething children
  • Mental chatter/repetitive thoughts - insomnia
  • Physical restlessness - muscle spasm/tightness, tics
  • Nerve pain
  • Drug Interactions: meds to lower BP, sleeping + psych meds