Natural RemediesHow to Grow Passionflower for Medicinal and Edible Uses

How to Grow Passionflower for Medicinal and Edible Uses

How to grow Passionflower for medicinal and edible uses in natural remedies beyond just the climbing vine and beautiful flowers. Herbalists have a high regard for the soothing properties of passionflower and calming effect.

It is used today to treat:

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Nervous Stress

  • Herpes Nerve Pain

  • Shingles

Passionflower, Valerian and Lemon Balm are often used together to treat the above ailments.

Scientists believe passionflower works by increasing levels of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA lowers the activity of some brain cells, making you feel more relaxed. The effects of passionflower tend to be milder than Valerian so it can be gradually increased to meet your needs.

The above ground parts (flowers, leaves, and stems) of the passionflower are used for medicinal purposes. The following are examples of forms and doses used for adults. Speak to your doctor for specific recommendations for your condition:

  • Tea: Steep 0.5 – 2 g (about 1 tsp.) of dried herb in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes; strain and cool. For anxiety, drink 3 – 4 cups per day. For insomnia, drink one cup an hour before going to bed.

  • Fluid extract (1:1 in 25% alcohol): 10 – 20 drops, 3 times a day

  • Tincture (1:5 in 45% alcohol): 10 – 45 drops, 3 times a day

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