- Anxiety Support
- 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.
Safety in pregnancy is not known. Avoid use
Passionflower is well tolerated there are no known safety issues.
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.
- 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.