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Organic Passionflower Herbal Tincture

Organic Passionflower Herbal Tincture

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Passionflower

Main Actions:

  • Anxiety Support
  • Sedative 
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Nervousness
  • Nicotine/Drug Withdrawals
  • Insomnia/ Sleep

Passionflower is a known as a calming herb found in abundance in North and South America, and often used in formulas targeting mild anxiety and sleep issues.

Its alkaloid constituents harman and harmine are thought to be two of the more potent components responsible for its actions, but it also contains a wide range of compounds including various flavonoids such as quercetin, kaempferol and chrysin, maltol, coumarin derivatives, phytosterols, and small amounts of essential oils.

Due to it’s largely anxiolytic and sedative actions, the herb has been extensively studied with regard to its use in a wide range of conditions including sleeplessness, mild anxiety, stress and restlessness.

 Dosage:

10 ml x3 daily in a small amount of water/juice

Safety Concerns:

Safety in pregnancy is not known. Avoid use

Passionflower is well tolerated there are no known safety issues.

Adverse Reactions:

Drowsiness is the most common side effect according to the available clinical research.

One case of severe nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and episodes of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia following administration of passionflower at therapeutic doses.

Drug Interactions:

  • Benzodiazepines : Additive effects, avoid using concurrently. 
  • Barbiturates: Additive effect, avoid using concurrently.

*Our naturopath will consult with you to ensure this is right for you.