Also known as Apricot Vine, Maypop, Passion Vine, Purple Passionflower, and Wild Passionflower
$4.00 per Ounce
History: Passion Flower is native to the Americas and grows in throughout the southeastern United States. Early American explorers named the flower after the passion of Christ, claiming that the unique flowers displayed signs of Christ’s crucifixion. The plant has small, berry-like fruit called granadilla or water lemons, which were used by Native Americans as a food source. In fact, Captain John Smith recorded in 1612 that natives farmed Passion Flower for its fruit. Passionflower is also a powerful medicinal herb. The Houma, Cherokee and other Native American tribes used Passion Flower to reduce inflammation and correct liver problems. The plant was also used, and is still used, as a sedative to calm nerves.
Uses: fever, insomnia, gastrointestinal (GI) upset, anxiety, nervousness, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and relieving symptoms related to narcotic drug withdrawal, seizures, hysteria, asthma, symptoms of menopause, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and pain relief.
Active Ingredients: Passiflorine
Actions: Sedative, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic, nervine,, anodyne
Complementary Herbs: Valerian, Hops, Jamaican Dogwood