Passion Flower Herb - Herbal Tea
Passion Flower Herb
Passion Flower is a large genus of flowering plants made up mostly of vine plants; however, some varieties are shrubs and herbaceous plants. Passion Flowers are very decorative plants with very unusual looking flowers. Passion Flower is found around the world with exception of Europe and the Antarctic. The fruit of the Passion Flower plants is edible and often cultivated for its juice.
Passion Flower is said to have been named for the Passion of the Christ by Spanish Christian missionaries as the unique plant bears unique characteristics that can lend to the story of the crucifixion. Passion Flower fruit is often made into juice and known for its healthful uses; however, the leaf is also used medicinally when made into a tea.
Passion Flower Tea
Passion Flower tea is prepared by steeping 1 tablespoon dried herb in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Passion Flower Uses & Herbal Remedies
Passion Flower Tea Benefits
Passion Flower tea has been used to treat anxiety and tension and as a sedative and to calm muscle tension and is often preferred over prescription sedatives because it does not affect respiratory rate or mental clarity.
Passion Flower has been used to treat epilepsy and hyperactivity, heart palpitations and high blood pressure as well as depression.
The fruit and flower of the Passion Flower are edible and can be used in jellies and made into juices or added to salads.
Passion Flower is said to depress the spinal nerves and is useful in treating back pain.
Passion Flower Cautions
Blue Passion Flower does not have the same properties as Passion Flower and should not be used.
Excessive use of Passion Flower can cause dizziness and or drowsiness, use caution when operating machinery or driving until you know how Passion Flower will affect you.
Passion Flower is discouraged during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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