Passion Flower, a known herb, has been used in folk traditions for generations. Piping Rock's Passion Flower selection includes:
What is Passion Flower?
Passion flower is an entire genus of vining plants that produce fruit (passion fruit) and its namesake bright blooms. Its 400+ plant species are found across the globe, but Passiflora incarnata is one of the varieties most closely associated with its health-supporting properties. A popular traditional wellness herb with an extensive history, passion flower been called upon by numerous folk health practices since Biblical times. While passionflower may imply an effect on libido and desire, the plant has been used for these purposes, its name actually refers to a symbolic link between the passion flower’s appearance and the Passion of Christ.**
Passionflower is primarily known for its soothing attributes; it has a long history of use in calming those who are restless and anxious. Passion flower was used by Native Americans for its sedative properties and was used in Europe as early as the 16th century for its ability to support a serene, positive-minded mood. Modern research has validated these practices, suggesting passionflower’s calmative quality is due to a flavonoid known as chrysin. Chrysin is believed to help modulate GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), a neurotransmitter in the brain and nervous system that controls nerve excitability. Investigations have also noted that passionflower appears to support a relaxed mood without hindering memory or mental capacity.**
Passion flower's sedative properties have also been studied for helping with sleep. Research has indicated that passionflower encourages a state of calm drowsiness that accelerates the onset of sleep. Passionflower may also support the overall quality of slumber, extending the duration of undisturbed sleep. Further investigations have noted passionflower's antioxidant and inflammation-modulating attributes, which may also help to promote overall wellness.**
Passion Flower Supplements
Passionflower supplements are often extracted from the plant's aerial parts, which are the flowers, leaves and stems. (In some forms, only the leaves are utilized.) Most commonly offered as capsules, passion flower is also available as a liquid, tincture, passion flower tea, or passion flower powder. Passionflower is sometimes included in sleep and/or relaxation formulations, along with complementary botanicals like valerian and hops.**
Passion Flower Liquid Extract
Now enjoy the benefits of this blooming flower with Piping Rock's Passion Flower Liquid Extract! Our alcohol-free and sugar-free formula delivers 2 mL of extract (Passiflora incarnata) (aerial) per serving. Mix in water up to three times per day for desired amount.