Passionflower has many different benefits for people who choose to use it as a natural remedy. Most people will opt to use it as a tea, due to the easiness this affords when it comes to consumption. Passion flower is recognized by academics and medical practitioners as a sleep aid, anxiety reliever, and natural calming agent.
There is evidence that extracts of Passiflora increase the effect of the nerve neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA plays an important role in behavior, cognition, and the body’s response to stress. A GABA deficiency can lead to unrest and tension.
Amongst the numerous things that passionflower has been shown to be good for are sleep disorders such as insomnia, as well as a range of psychological and mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. It has also been found to be effective in the soothing of certain menopausal symptoms, as well as for stimulating libido and helping to curb drug addictions.
Passion flower tea is rich in many components such as sterols, flavonoids, alkaloids, organic acids, vitamins A and C, calcium and magnesium.
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Since this is a calming tea, for people who are not use to it or may be taking other sedatives, passion flower may cause heavy drowsiness and a deep desire to sleep, difficulty concentrating, enhancing the effects of these medications, so be careful not to drive after drinking this tea.
Passion flower tea is not considered safe for pregnant women as it may cause uterine contractions, which could prove to be dangerous. Since there is not enough information about the possible effects of this during breastfeeding, it is also best to avoid it at that stage.
HOW TO USE:
Start by bringing water to a boiling point (100ºC).Place 1 teaspoon of dried passion flower per cup of water in your teapot, or 1 tablespoon of fresh herb per cup. Pour the boiling water into your teapot and let the tea steep for about 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and add a bit of honey to sweeten your tea.
Drink about 3 cups a day to calm your nerves. If you are suffering from insomnia, then drink your tea one hour before going to bed.
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