Passiflora Incarnata

Passiflora Incarnata

Passionflower is used for sleep problems (insomnia), gastrointestinal (GI) upset related to anxiety or nervousness, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and relieving symptoms related to narcotic drug withdrawal.

Scientific classification

  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Order: Malpighiales
  • Family: Passifloraceae
  • Genus: Passiflora
  • Species: P. incarnata

Passionflower is also used for seizures, hysteria, asthma, symptoms of menopause, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), nervousness and excitability, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and pain relief.

Some people apply passionflower to the skin for hemorrhoids, burns, and pain and swelling (inflammation).

Trouble sleeping (insomnia). Some preliminary research suggests that drinking a passionflower tea an hour before bedtime might help improve feelings of sleep quality. However, this did not seem to improve the time it takes to fall asleep, the number of awakenings at night, or refreshed feelings upon awakening in the morning.

It is also suitable for Nervous stomach, Burns, Hemorrhoids, Asthma, Heart problems, High blood pressure, Seizures, Fibromyalgia, Other conditions.

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