Saturday, February 4, 2012

Herbalism: Passionflower

Herb of the day: Passionflower
(Passiflora caerulea)

Passionflower is a very exotic looking plant that is native to North and South America.
The Spanish named it because of its color, the crown, and thorns reminded them of the suffering of Christ.

Anxiety, depression, insomnia, epilepsy, drug withdrawal, Nerve pain, PMS, loss of sex drive, lowers blood pressure, hyperactivity, 

Passionflower is safe to be taken in tea form, or tincture form. The flower, leaves, and stem are all safe to consume.

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