Passionflower is a plant with a mild sedative effect that drives restlessness
Today, a lot of people have a problem with insomnia or sleep restrictions. Sleep is still necessary for good health. During sleep, the human body switches to economical combustion. With the help of the blood and lymphatic system, waste and toxins are broken down while the cells collect new energy. There are many plants in nature with sedative effects. These plants are used to make medicines for various nervous disorders. One such plant is Passionflower (or Jesus’ wreath or passion flower) from the Passifloraceae family. Most plants of this genus grow in subtropical climates, most often in Latin American countries. Some species are grown only for beauty because they decorate gardens and balconies while some species are useful in nutrition and for the production of medicines.
Passion fruit is the most famous type of passionflower. The fruits are edible but are also used for medicinal purposes. The wreath of Jesus is used for healing purposes to regulate sleep due to its calming effect. It belongs to plants that reduce feelings of anxiety and restlessness. The effect is mild without known contraindications. Passionflower contains a lot of active biological substances (flavonoids, glycosides, phenols and organic acids). Passionflower is also used in folk medicine. It has antibacterial, antifungal, anesthetic, sedative and antispasmodic effects.
The plant has an anxiolytic effect and is used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, excitement, unfounded fears, sleep problems and convulsions. Aboveground parts without fruit can be used for the preparation of medicinal liquid. The plant is used in official medicine for the production of sedatives. Passionflower is useful for pain during women’s menstrual cycles, as well as headaches and toothaches.
Preparation of tea: pour one tablespoon of dried passionflower with a cup of boiled water. Let it stand. Strain the tea.
Tincture with passionflower from pharmacies and health food stores is useful. Add 20 to 30 drops to a glass of water and drink before bed. People who have high blood pressure can drink one cup of tea a day. At the same time you should not drink passionflower tea and use drugs to reduce blood pressure because the pressure can drop to dangerously low levels.
Passionflower is good in combination with mint and lemon balm. Pour one tablespoon of the mixture over a cup of boiled water. Leave for half an hour. Drink tea in small sips during the day.