Pure organic herbal tea or loose herb for tinctures and infusions.
This beautiful flower is native to the Americas where it has been used for centuries to heal bruises and cuts. Modern day herbalists recommend it as a powerful nervine tonic to treat stress, anxiety and to help the mind prepare for a restful night’s sleep. It has also been used traditionally to provide relief to women who are experiencing menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, and is especially adept at dealing with insomnia related to this change in a woman’s life.
Passion Flower is a gentle anti-anxiety and mildly sedative herb. One particular study asked volunteers with trouble sleeping to drink a cup of Passion Flower tea at bedtime for a period of time, all reported significant sleep improvement.
The increased GABA in the brain that Passion Flower can induce will also reduce the anxiety so often associated with insomnia. In addition, Passion Flower is known to be a muscle relaxant, easing away tension that can make it more difficult to drift off to sleep.
Passion Flower is powerfully antioxidant due to the presence of the antioxidant compounds; vitexin, isovitexin, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, apigenin and luteolin glycosides. It also contains indole alkaloids, fatty acids, gum, maltol, phytosterols, sugars and traces of volatile oils. One compound in particular – quercetin – has been extensively studied, it has been found to be exceptionally effective in ridding the body of damaging free radical molecules and it inhibits various enzymes that cause inflammation. These compounds also relax the nervous system, helping to relieve nerve related pain such as back pain.
Studies show that using extract of Passion Flower can help to reduce high blood pressure (hypertension). It was found that one cup of Passion Flower tea daily can help to regulate blood pressure levels in people with mild hypertension. However, it is important to note that those on blood pressure medication should not consume this herb as it can lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
Available on request; for gifts or to keep bottled in beautiful violet glass apothecary bottles, which looks black but is actually deepest deepest violet and blocks out all light except the ultra violet. This protects your herbs, ointments and preparations from bacteria and light damage and helps keep the products as natural as possible.
Available as standard here in refill packs with a compostable bio pouch - everything is as ethical and ecologically sourced as possible at The Modern Witch Apothecary 🌿🌱🍄
Directions: either fill a tea pot with freshly boiled water and a teaspoon or so per cup and steep for a good 5 minutes if you'd like to make a tea
Place a teaspoon or so of the tea for each cup in an enamel pan (metal pans can interfere with the herbs!) and boil up for about 3 minutes.
As always ! Strain the tea when pouring yourself a lovely cup.
Ingredients: (all organic) Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarata)