PASSIONFLOWER (PASSIFLORA INCARNATA)Do you have stress-induced high blood pressure? When your blood pressure soars due to anxiety, Passion Flower calms your heart and mind. And it improves your sleep!
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Do you have stress-induced high blood pressure? Passion Flower is a hypotensive specifically for when your blood pressure soars due to anxiety. Passion flower calms the mind to reduce anxiety, and combat insomnia due to turning thoughts and worries. Combine passion flower with St. John's Wort- in combination, it improves the anti-depression effects of St. John's Wort.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Passionflower
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.
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Upward-moving substances (Urdvha Gati Marga) include anything stimulating or activating, or that move upward in the body.
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Mind Stress Sleep
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Passionflower
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Where general laxatives target the colon, purgatives are strong laxatives that target complete elimination of the small intestine. Use only sporadically as it can be habit forming.
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Nerve Relaxant Grounding
Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
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Herbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.
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GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, reduces nerve excitability. It is the body's primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. Thus, it promotes relaxation, calm, and sleep.
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Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.
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Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
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An herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'
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Toxicity: Moderate - Not for long term use.
Foods with a Similar Nature to Passionflower
Poppy Seed has these Actions in Common
Calms-heart, Relieves-tension, Analgesic, Muscle-relaxant, Sedative, Anxiolytic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Lavender has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Nervine, Anxiolytic, Sedative, Muscle-relaxant, Vulnerary
Chamomile has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Sedative, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Nervine
Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Bronchodilator, Sedative, Antidepressant, Hypotensive
Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Analgesic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Anxiolytic, Sedative
Oats / Oatmeal
Oats / Oatmeal has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Sedative, Anxiolytic, Vulnerary, Nervine
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Muscle-relaxant, Antidepressant, Nervine, Bronchodilator
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Relieves-tension, Muscle-relaxant, Analgesic, Purgative
Chocolate (Cacao) has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Anxiolytic, Nervine, Bronchodilator
Pumpkin has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Sedative, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension
Mint has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Analgesic, Nervine, Antidepressant
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Passionflower
Find a true source of hope
Find a true source of hope has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic
Skullcap has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Sedative, Anxiolytic, Boosts-gaba, Calms-heart, Hypotensive, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Analgesic, Nervine
Motherwort has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Calms-heart, Hypotensive, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Analgesic, Relieves-tension, Antidepressant, Vulnerary
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Analgesic, Sedative, Antidepressant, Vulnerary, Anxiolytic, Boosts-gaba
Valerian has these Actions in Common
Sedative, Analgesic, Vulnerary, Anxiolytic, Boosts-gaba, Hypotensive, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine
Tagar (Indian Valerian)
Tagar (Indian Valerian) has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Sedative, Analgesic, Vulnerary, Anxiolytic, Boosts-gaba, Hypotensive, Muscle-relaxant
Black Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Hypotensive, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Analgesic, Sedative, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic
California Poppy has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Calms-heart, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension, Sedative, Analgesic
Kava Kava has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Sedative, Analgesic, Anxiolytic, Boosts-gaba, Muscle-relaxant
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Sedative, Vulnerary, Antidepressant
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Passionflower may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.