Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a plant that comes from America. It is cultivated there by the locals for its edible fruit - the passion fruit. However, the Aztecs also discovered the calming effects of the herb and used it for insomnia and nervousness. Thanks to the Spanish conquerors, this knowledge reached Europe. The Spanish missionaries are the ones who gave the passionflower its name, because they saw a personification of the Passion of Christ in its flower. In Bulgaria, the herb is better known under the name passionflower, the herb of passion.
Since the 20th century, passionflower has been an official medicinal drug, i.e. it has been accepted by all pharmacopoeias in the family of medicinal plants.
The passion fruit that is sold comes from another species of passion flower (Passiflora edulis), and the other species - (Passiflora incarnata) is the medicinal form, but the two are very closely related. From the medicinal passionflower, its stalks are used for medicinal purposes.
Various expert committees have published monographs (articles) on the subject of passionflower. It is recommended for nervous tension, anxiety, sleep problems, mild stress symptoms and helps to fall asleep.
It is only in the last 10-15 years that there have been clinical trials with passion flower (stem) extract that show promising results. It believes that the herb also works in mild forms of generalized anxiety disorder.
Passionflower is also prescribed for fear of operations and other surgical interventions, because it has a calming effect.
The medicinal plant is also prescribed to children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
There are also positive effects of the use of passionflower in the detoxification of persons who have drug addiction.
It enhances the action of gamma aminobutyric acid, which is among the brain's neurotransmitters.
Passion flower does not lead to dependence, does not interact with liver enzymes, i.e. when taken in parallel, it does not strengthen or weaken the effect of other drugs.
The leaves and stem of the passion flower can be drunk either fresh or dried as a tea.
Passionflower is also combined with other herbs as a juice, e.g. with valerian, St. John's wort, hops, lemon balm and hawthorn.
The herb is not recommended for children, pregnant women and lactating women. Be sure to consult a herbalist before consuming it.
Where to buy passion fruit and passion fruit products?
You can find natural passionflower and passion fruit products in "Zdravnitza".
You can place your order online. We deliver our products to products in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Israel and Thailand.
You can also buy npassion fruit and passion fruit products on the local stores of "Zdravnitza"
Health store "Zdravnitza"
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
23 Neofit Rilski str.
Health store "Zdravnitza"
1303 Sofia, Bulgaria
74 Odrin str.