In the garden with stunning passionflower, an herbal medicine powerhouse! 💜🌿 What makes this plant so unique?
"Several of passionflower’s herbal indications include relieving insomnia, anxiety, pain, irritability with difficulty falling asleep, palpitations, lowering blood pressure, nervous restlessness, tenseness, seizures and stress.
Passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, is a native plant in North, Central and South America. Along with all medicinal native plants, passionflower has been safely applied for thousands of years amongst Indigenous people. For example, the Cherokee include passionflower roots in various medicinal preparations as a dermatological aid, gastrointestinal balance, ear medicine, liver support and pediatric aid. The Houma traditionally apply an infusion of the roots as a blood tonic.
Throughout the entirety of my clinical healthcare practice, I have heavily recommended passionflower as a stand-alone herb as well as blended into custom formulas. I continue to see a huge need for this beauty’s healing gifts to restore health, balance and well-being.
There is a significant growing body of research on passionflower’s support for anxiety symptoms, including pre-surgery anxiety, since it is gentle without interacting with general anesthesia. When combined with St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, the duo assists in relieving depression with anxiety.
I often recommend passionflower during intense times because she is incredibly safe. She embodies cooling, relaxing, astringent and pungent energetics. The flower essence can be applied toward feeling a deep sense of safety, support in the path toward self-realization and releasing muscular tension. Additionally, passionflower is indicated for helping with drug withdrawal symptoms.
The fruit is a delicious edible and can be eaten raw, crushed into juice or prepared in other lovely ways. The young shoots and leaves are also edible, such as combined with other greens in a salad or cooked in a vegetable sauté.
I hope you enjoy radiant passionflower’s many gifts! In health, peace and gratitude,