These drops are an extract from the flower of the passion fruit plant. They are a superb herbal extract for calming a hyperactive mind and help to reduce stress. Passion flower has a long history of helping with restlessness, anxiety, mood, and agitation. Simply add a few drops of the passion flower extract into a glass of water and drink.
Passion Flower drops may assist in the following ways:
- Help relax you before sleep.
- Aid with anxiety or nervousness.
- Alleviate symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol, smoking, cannabis, and opiates.
- Feel good.
Passion flower, officially known as Passiflora, is actually a group of hundreds of species of flowering plants. These can be vines or shrubs. Some of the species of Passiflora produce the fruit passionfruit, which can be a small purple fruit, or a large shiny orange-yellow fruit. Passiflora grows worldwide except for Antarctica and Africa.
Passion Flower Throughout History
For centuries, indigenous peoples in North America, Central America, and South America have long known the benefits of ingesting the leaves of Passiflora. They have used the dried leaves of passion flower as a medicine to treat anxiety. The dried leaves were either ingested as tea or smoked. European colonists adopted the use of passion flower leaves to calm the nerves. European physicians also historically prescribed passion flower for treating anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and gastro-intestinal problems stemming from nerves. Folk medicine has long considered passion flower a calming herb.
Clinical Studies of Passiflora Extract
In a 2001 study for treating generalised anxiety disorders, patients being treated for the disorder were randomly split into two group; one group was given Oxazepam, a well-known pharmaceutical; the other group was given passion flower extract drops. At the end of the trial, it was found that the passion flower extract performed as well as the Oxazepam. However, the Oxazepam had significantly more problems related to job performance impairment. Passion flower extract has been clinically found to be a reliable aid in treating tenseness, restlessness, and irritability. Many pharmacological investigations have confirmed its effects.