I still remember the first time when I had the Passion Flower Tea when I was in a Tea Party. “Your passion is like a flower! That’s Passion Flower Tea!” my best friend Marnie said to me. Yup, that’s how I met this awesome tea. In case you ask me what is Passion Flower Tea about, I have done my homework! Let’s go!
What Is Passion Flower Tea
As one of the article writers of Erowid says,
Passion Flower Tea is the tea that made from Passion Flower, which is a woody vine with intricate blue, purple, red, or white flowers. Several species, which act as sedatives and anxiolytics, are consumed as a tea or herbal supplement. Some Passion Flower species may contain small amounts of MAOIs, potentially interacting with other chemicals and medications. And some species, notably P. caerulea, also contain poisonous cyanogenic glycoside.
Guess what? There are more ingredients in the Passion Flower Tea other than just the passion flower. If you are like me, the more ingredients in a tea, the merrier! Let’s see what we have in the formula!
Passion Flower Tea Standard Formula
Below is the standard formula of the Passion Flower Tea the researcher shows to us.
Passionflower preparations may be made from the flowers, leaves, or shoots of the plant. After the first fruits of the plant have matured, younger shoots growing 12.7–17.8 cm. above the ground are harvested and air-dried. The plant material is then used to prepare infusions, teas, liquid extracts, and tinctures of passionflower. In Europe, passionflower is often combined with lemon balm or valerian to make a sedative tea. The standardized formula approved by the German Commission E contains 30% passionflower, 40% valerian root, and 30% lemon balm. Passionflower is also used to make a special sedative tea for children, which typically includes 30% passionflower, 30% lemon balm, 30% lavender flower, and 10% St. John’s wort. Passionflower is sometimes combined with hawthorn to make a remedy for stomach cramps associated with gastritis.
That’s great that there is a formula included for children as well! And now, it is time to reveal all the cool health benefits of this tea!
Passion Flower Tea Benefits
If high anxiety is a concern of yours, consider what passion flower tea can do for you. Look at what pmc says this tea has done for him:
The staff from Herbgarden illustrates that Passion Flower Tea has the following benefits.
Today extracts of Passion flower are used in many sedative preparations and also in cardio-tonics. The Passion flower contains serotonin, one of the main chemical messengers within the brain. The passion flower reduces anxiety, fears, panic attacks and treat asthma, palpitations, high blood pressure, muscle cramps and nervous gastro-intestinal disorders.
Passion flower is gentle enough for children and can be used for hyperactivity and restlessness – it helps to reduce the over activity responsible for this disorder.
Passion flower has painkilling properties: it helps against tooth ache, head ache and period pain.
Passion flower helps to relieve the vertigo and dizziness of Menieres disease.
Take a cup of tea for tension headache and to calm underlying tension and irritable bowel syndrome or if there is an irregular heartbeat.
The Passion Flower Tea would certainly help the ladies that suffer from period pain.I guess that’s one of the reasons my friend Marnie loves it so much!
Interested in knowing the side effects of Passion Flower Tea? Here they are!
Passion Flower Tea Side Effects
Passion Flower Tea lover Carole might tell you that there are potential side effects of Passion Flower Tea.
When you take passionflower supplements, you may experience a sedation side effect, meaning you may feel tired, drowsy and woozy, Dr. Vikrama reports.
Because of passionflower’s purported effects on your brain to fight or treat anxiety, it may cause you to become confused. You may discover you have some trouble keeping up with conversations or paying strict attention to watching television or performing normal duties. This confusion should appear in mild form and should stop.
The effects of passionflower may cause your normal sense of your bodily position to become confused. This may result in the non-serious side effect of dizziness. Dizziness, a sensation similar to whirling, can cause you to become unbalanced and you may fall or stumble. This could cause injury.
For people who have never had this tea before, consult your doctor before you drink this tea. The last thing you want is to have you sitting on the couch and feeling confused after having this tea.
So who should have this tea and how to dose? Let me tell you.
How to Dose Passionflower
ND, Pina might suggest that
Passionflower tea can be made by infusing 1 tablespoon of dried herbs in 1 cup boiling water. Let the mixture steep for about 10 minutes. Drink the tea near bedtime to induce restful sleep. More typically, we have patients use two droppers-full (about 50 drops) of tincture in warm water as a tea before bed. For people who are very anxious, they can take 25 drops as needed, and they may find it a reasonable substitute for Xanax and other anti-anxiety medications.
Passionflower is generally safe and has not been found to adversely interact with other sedative drugs. To be on the safe side, it should not be combined with alcoholic beverages or prescription sedatives.
Passionflower should not be used by pregnant or lactating women, or for children under 6 months old because there have not been any studies in these groups of people.
Who Should Use Passionflower
In our practice, we find passionflower works best for people with anxiety that also have a lot of thoughts swirling in their head and experience a lot of circular thinking or obsessive thoughts.