Passionflower Herb C/S, Organic, 1/2 lb.(PHC-2)
Passionflower is a climbing vine with a sturdy stem and bright pink or purple flowers. It is often blended with other calming herbs like Catnip or Lemon Balm to act as a sedative on the nervous system.
Say goodnight to tossing and turning, and rest easy with Passionflower. Its calming properties can have a soothing effect to help you find a peaceful night’s sleep, and welcome each new day feeling refreshed and alert.
Common Name: Passionflower
Excerts from The How to Herb Book
- Acts as a mild sedative; relaxing
- Calming for high blood pressure.
- Useful in nervousness, insomnia, headaches.
Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology
Homeopaths have used Passion Flower for pain and insomnia. Besides being an excellent herbal sedative, Passion Flower relieves smooth muscle spasms.
Passion Flower is high or very high on the following nutrients:
Excerpts from Practical Herbalism
According to Ellingwood, Passion Flower is, “specific for wakefulness, disturbed sleep from mental worry, and exhaustion from cerebral fullness and from excitement, especially with feebleness. Anemic patients are relieved by it, also the wakefulness of infants and the aged. It is not usually efficient if the wakefulness is caused by pain, nor when the patient is in full strength. Nervous excitement, and irritation with muscular twitchings, evidences of approaching convulsions in childhood, with marked cerebral fullness are indications, and it is given at any time preceding or during convulsive paroxysms if it can be swallowed.
From Our Reading and/or Experience...
- We use Passion Flower often in tea and tincture combinations pertaining to any nervous or sleeping issues. It is also used for high blood pressure. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be made into powder, and used as such in capsules.
- It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
- It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
- As is the case with most herbs, Passion Flower should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
Nervine Tincture Recipe
A great combination of herbs to help you relax and unwind at the end of a long day.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 1/2 cup Alfalfa
- 1/4 cup Chamomile
- 1/4 cup Peppermint
- 1/4 cup Passionflower
- 1/4 cup Catnip
- 1/4 cup Oatstraw
- 1 tablespoon Hops
- 1 tablespoon Valerian
HOW TO MAKE IT...
Mix all the dried herbs and place in a clean quart jar, then pour 2/3 cup of boiling water over them. Allow to soak for a few minutes. Fill the jar to within 1/2 inch of the top with Glycerine and put a cap on the jar. Place jar in a crock-pot full of water and turn it on low. I keep it “cooking” (not boiling) for 3 days, stirring once everyday. The glycerine will turn golden brown and have a strong plant smell. On the third day, strain the warm liquid through a cheese cloth and squeeze all the liquid out of the cooked herbs. The liquid is the tincture; the pulp can be discarded. Keep the tincture in a glass jar in a cool, dark place, and it will keep for months or even years. I fill small brown glass dropper bottles with my herbal tinctures and label them, including dates.