Latin Name : Passiflora Incarnata
Passionflower is a bitter, sedative, cooling herb that relieves pain,relaxes spasms and lowers blood pressure. Contains dozens of chemicals including carotenoids, flavonoids and some others such as maltol, chrysin, alginate and some flavorings.
The flower of passion has a hypotensive effect (lowers blood pressure) and also relieves tachycardia (fast heart rate.)
It has analgesic properties making it useful in period pains, headache due to overexertion, toothache, neuropathy, gastrointestinal nerve disorders.
The anti-convulsant effect makes this herb useful in treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, seizures and hysteria.
Asthma, especially with a high level of spasmodic activity, responds well to the use of passion flowers.
It is also reported to be helpful in assisting withdrawal from addictive drugs, including benzodiazepines and Valium.