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Passionflower, Passiflora incarnata
Parts used: Leaves.
Constituents: Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Sterols, chlorogenic acid, maltol, gynocardin, sterols and traces of volatile oil.
Actions: Sedative, Nervine, Anxiolytic, Anti-inflammatory, Hypotensive, Vasodilator, Anti-spasmodic, Mild anodyne, Diuretic, Anthelmintic.
Indications:
Nervous system, stress, anxiety, tension, insomnia, restlessness, heart palpitations, tachycardia, epilepsy, neuralgia, shingles (gordelroos), obsessive thinking, bladder infection, anxiety, trauma, worry.
BHP specific for insomnia +Hops 10+10 drops before sleeping +PPMP.
50mL water, 3mL alcohol + 10 JamD, Hops or Skulc, Pass, 15 drops.
Relaxes smooth muscles, hypertension.
Spasmodic asthma, dry cough, whooping cough, nervous cough.
Pain in the kidney or sacrum.
(Liver anger, people who explode, migraines).
Herbal extract: 15-40mL per week.
Energetics: Dry, bitter, cooling. Dosha: V+ PK-.
Meridians: heart, liver, lung.
Contraindications: None, may potentiate sedative drugs.