Passion flower tea is used to treat a variety of conditions including anxiety as well as many others.
Passion flower can be used as a herb, or purchased as passion flower extract.
This article will discuss several aspects on how the passion flower herb is used, passion flower side effects, where to buy passion flower, as well as a passion flower herbal tea recipe.
Passion Flower Herb
The passion flower herb is acutally derived from the leaves and stems of the passion flower vine (passiflora incarnata) the vine can grow as far North as parts of Southern British Columbia Canada and is really a tropical vine.
The flowers are typically white through purple, and the fruit is yellow and egg shaped.
The passion flower vine will tolerate light frost in a protected area, but you can not let the roots freeze, the passion flower vine will die.
Passion Flower Benefits
There are many benefits that you can achieve by ingesting passion flower herb and passion flower extract. Here are some of the most common uses for passion flower herb.
- Passion Flower is a sedative
- Passion Flower can lower blood pressure
- Passion Flower can help withdrawl vomiting from certain drugs
- Passion Flower is used to treat anxiety
- Passion Flower has calming effects
- Passion Flower improves blood circulation
- Passion Flower is a muscle relaxant
- Passion Flower stimulates testosterone production
- Passion Flower helps with nicotine withdrawl
- Passion Flower can be used as a pain killer
How to Make Passion Flower Tea
A common question we get is how to make passion flower herbal tea. Here is the basic recipe:
- 1 teaspoon passion flower herb
- 8 ounces boiling water
Steep the passion flower herb in the boiling water for 8-10 minutes, strain and drink warm. You can drink up to 3 cups a day, and take the last cup before going to bed to get a good nights sleep.
Buy Passion Flower
As with all herbs, it is important to find a reliable supplier. Mountain Rose Herbs is who we use to buy all our tea herbs. You can visit their site by following the banner below.
Passion Flower & Anxiety
One of the most common conditions that is treated successfully with passion flower herb is anxiety and anxiety related illnesses.
Passion flowers sedative properties tend to relieve anxiety and provide a calming effect.
Passion Flower Side Effects
There are no known side effects from passion flower herb, though several herbalists state that pregnant women should not take passion flower due to its sedative effects.