Passion Flower Herb Cut & Sifted
(Passiflora incarnata) 1 lb: K

Passion Flower Herb Cut & Sifted (Passiflora incarnata) 1 lb: K

This is Frontier's nitrogen-flushed double wall silverfoil pack. Some Frontier packs are double wall wax-lined paper. Used as an infusion, decoction, tincture and smoke. The 1997 Commission E on Phytotherapy and Herbal Substances of the German Federal Institute for Drugs recommends Passionflower herb for 'Nervous restlessness.' 'Daily dosage: 4 - 8 g of herb; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration: Comminuted herb for tea and other preparations for internal use.' Passion flower acts like a sedative. It lowers blood pressure, gives relaxation and is a very mild hallucinogen. Passion flower is nature's sleeping pill, very helpful for insomnia, producing no narcotic hangover. It is an effective antispamodic, helpful with seizures, hysteria, asthma, nerve pain and Parkinson's disease. Passion flower contains harmine, harman, harmol, harmaline, harmalol, and passaflorine. For many years, plant researchers believed that the group of harmane alkaloids were the active constituents in passion flower. Recent studies, however, have pointed to the flavonoids in passion flower as the primary constituents responsible for its relaxing and antianxiety effects. The European literature involving passion flower recommends it primarily for antianxiety treatment; in this context, it is often combined with valerian, lemon balm, and other herbs with sedative properties. 'A few years ago, several friends and I boiled down about five pounds of Passiflora incarnata vines and leaves and drank the decoction. Within about 20 minutes, we all began to experience some profound behavioral shifts, all of us acting in a more 'primal' manner. We were also quite energized and 'up', with some slight distortion of colors. This very fun state lasted about three hours or so, followed by a very deep sleep in which all involved experienced quite profound dream states.' Grieve's classic 'A Modern Herbal': 'The drug is known to be a depressant to the motor side of the spinal cord, slightly reducing arterial pressure, though affecting circulation but little, while increasing the rate of respiration. It is official in homoeopathic medicine and used with bromides, it is said to be of great service in epilepsy. Its narcotic properties cause it to be used in diarrhoea and dysentery, neuralgia, sleeplessness and dysmenorrhoea.' King's 1898 Dispensatory: 'The clinical application of passiflora has been with most observers satisfactory. Its force is exerted chiefly upon the nervous system, the remedy finding a wide application in spasmodic disorders and as a rest-producing agent. It is best adapted to debility and does not act so well in sthenic conditions, although not contraindicated in such. It is specially useful to allay restlessness and overcome wakefulness, when these are the result of exhaustion, or the nervous excitement of debility.' 'It proves specially useful in the insomnia of infants and old people. It gives sleep to those who are laboring under the effects o