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Passionflower as a stress support
Botanical name- Passiflora incarnata
Common names- Maypop, Apricot vine, passion vine,
Native to- Southern parts of the USA.
It is the official wild flower of Tennessee.
The plant name originates from 15th and 16th century when Spanish missionaries identified similarities in the shape, arrangement and number of individual floral parts with crucifixion of Christ (also known as "the passion").
Parts used- aerial parts
Traditional nervous system use-
It has been used by itself and in combination with other herbs to treat nervous anxiety and insomnia.
Nervous tension, nervous tension headaches, restlessness and irritability,
Has been used for anxiety associated with increased heart rate e.g. before a speech and nervous hyperventilating
Nausea caused by nervousness or anxiety
Insomnia associated with menopause
May be of assistance in opiate withdrawal – some studies have seen it useful in monitored drug detoxification protocols to aid in withdrawal symptoms.