Botanical name: Passiflora incarnata
Passiflora incarnata | herb info from the Happy Herb company

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Passionflower derives its name from its exquisite  flower - South American missionaries likened its exquisite flower to the crucifix, as they were wont to do - and this plant has nothing to do with arousing passions (the opposite if anything!). Its only use at bedtime is for a sound, restful sleep.

It is a pity that doctors do not recommend Passionflower for insomnia and nervous conditions before hooking their patients on to addictive chemical sedatives. Better to have a habit of sound sleep than a habit for prescribed sleeping drugs.

Passionflower is also excellent for all nervous conditions and, unlike most other sedatives, users report that they wake up with a smile on their face in the mornings after a deep sleep.

Passionflower is also remarkably effective for interrupting nicotine addiction. Many previous chain smokers have quit tobacco altogether by weaning themselves off Passionflower. They either smoked Passionflower in the morning and refrained from cigarettes for the rest of the day, or alternatively smoked Passionflower sparingly as a ‘crutch’ to get them past their initial craving and habit of smoking. Many people report success quitting smoking by mixing passionflower into their tobacco and smoking the mixture. Over the course of a few weeks, they put more and more passionflower and less and less tobacco until only passionflower remains.

Precautions / Contraindications: 

Passionflower can potentiate the effects of sedative drugs.

Thorpe, R. (2001). Happy High Herbs 6th Ed. Loch:Possibility.com

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Submitted by Benjamin (not verified) on

I would like to buy some passionflower Kola nut