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The Many Benefits of The Calming Passionflower

Passionflower is a climbing vine that produces beautiful flowers and is native to Central and Southern America. The multifaceted plant has been used by Native Americans as well as Peruvians as a supplemental herb.* It now can be found in many supermarkets and herbal apothecaries, often sold as a dried herb to brew in teas. While Passionflower is most often sold in the form of a dry, loose leaf herb, it is also often sold in the form of a powdered supplement.* Passionflower, or passiflora incarnata is commonly brewed in teas to help promote healthy levels of relaxation and support the body’s natural transition to rest.* However, it can also be tinctured or used in herbal infusions. Whether you consume Passionflower in the form of tea, tincture, or herbal infusion, the plant has so much to offer.* 

Passionflower, when in bloom, has a really unique, psychedelic appearance. Its petals can range from purple to white coloration. From the inner part of the flower grows a beautiful yellow stalk, to which the stamens are affixed. Passiflora incarnata is the species of passionflower that produces the herb that’s commonly used as a supplement.* However, there are other related species of Passionflower such as Passiflora edulis, also known as passion fruit! Eating passion fruit has its own health benefits; it’s bursting with nutrients and antioxidants.* 

Wind Down with Passionflower:* 

Certain other herbs have been popularly touted for their calming benefits, such as Chamomile, Lavender, and Lemon Balm, each very worthy of their relaxing status; Passionflower also makes its mark as a very potent herb capable of supporting relaxation.* Native Americans traditionally have used Passionflower as a sedative as well as a topical herb.

Passionflower is unique because of its action on GABA, a neurotransmitter.* Passionflower helps support the nervous systems function.* GABA is the brain’s primary inhibitory neurotransmitter; regulating GABA can help support normal healthy levels of relaxation and a feeling of calm.* 


Passionflower can make for a great tea to unwind after a long day at work. Additionally, the soothing plant is a perfect complement to a night-time routine. Some report that the herb helps them unwind and ease into their night’s rest.* Passionflower before bed is like counting sheep, without any of the counting, and all of the herbal benefits.* 


Topical Benefits of Passionflower:* 

Passionflower can be used on the skin to support the skin’s normal natural healing process.* Passionflower contains many key vitamins such as vitamin C, which can keep skin firm.* Topical passionflower can often come in the form of creams or oils. The nutrient properties may also transfer over into passionflower when consumed, making it a double whammy in terms of benefits.* 


Passionflower and Reishi Synergy: 

Passionflower can also be a complement to mushroom efficacy. Reishi contains many benefits and one of them is helping support the adrenals within normal ranges.* Reishi is also great for promoting immune support.* Reishi and Passionflower, when combined, make a powerful concoction. Pairing the two makes for a very zen duo; our Reishi Calm Tincture is a great for supporting healthy relaxation.* We combine Passionflower leaf, Reishi mushroom, Hawthorne Leaf, and Ashwagandha Root, to make an excellent nervine tonic. Ashwaganda is another nervine that helps the body adapt to normal levels of occasional stress.* Calm your nerves, support immune function, cardiovascular health, and the body’s ability to adapt to occasional stress, all with a few drops of our tincture.*