Passion Flower has been used for centuries to try to treat sleep issues, boils, earaches, liver problems, and other ailments. In the U.S. passionflower is available in a variety of forms, including: Capsule, Extract, Dried, and Oils. Some studies suggest that Passion Flower may have medicinal benefits to reduce anxiety and insomnia. Passionflower extract is sometimes used to flavor foods. It is, according to the FDA, generally recognized as safe. Another small study shows that passionflower may lessen anxiety among people about to undergo surgery. Passionflower oils and extracts are sometimes applied to the body to try to treat hemorrhoids and burns.
* Passionflower should not be taken by pregnant women. That's because it may stimulate the uterus and potentially induce labor. People expecting to undergo surgery should stop taking passionflower at least two weeks before the procedure. That's because passionflower may interact with anesthesia and other medication during and after surgery.
Each herb possesses unique ways of helping you to stay healthy and support your body, mind, and spirit. Herbs are used for a variety of purposes. In addition to medicines, herbs are often used for making teas, bathing, body care products, flower essences, supplements, and as fragrances.
Many thousands of years after mankind uncovered the medicinal and spiritual use of these plants, scientists have acquired the tools that were needed to figure out how they worked and confirm their effectiveness. You can see an example of this in scientific articles confirming the effectiveness of elderberry improving your immune system with thousands of antioxidants and even anticarcinogenic effects!
We encourage you to do your research before ingesting any herb. This is especially true if you are taking any medications, as many herbs interact with specific types of medications (St. Johns Wort and Antidepressants for example, causes serotonin syndrome, which can be fatal). Always consult your doctor before trying to treat, diagnose, or cure any medical condition, as they know what is best specifically for you