Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is an herb commonly used for its anxiolytic (anxiety/panic reducing) effects.
Clinical Anxiety Disorders affect over 40 million adult Americans while only a third of them receive treatment. Anxiety affects the rest of us in some form periodically throughout life.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Passion Flower is the general name for a variety of Passiflora species. Passiflora incarnata is the one most often used by herbalists, although P. edulis is the one that's most commonly known for its fruits,…
As herbalists, we often rely on a combination of current research and historical records to understand our medicinal plants. For the most part, we’ve been free to experiment and gain our own experiential knowledge, too.
Passionflower is more often used as a sedative, anti-spasmodic and anxiety reducer in Western formulas. The formula that passionflower plays a starring role in is for sleep.
Although many use the Doctrine of Signatures primarily as a mnemonic device, it tells us a lot about cultural values and botanical connections that are shifting to fit our ever changing world.