Passion flower ( Passiflora incarnata ) is a majestic perennial vine with tripped out looking aromatic flowers. The energy of the plant will lure you to its presence. It's been used by many cultures, in many ways, and for many purposes. There is scientific knowledge regarding how the herb works. Phytochemist are more than familiar with several phytochemicals it creates, and their magnificently complex symbiotic properties. They are the reason human beings find this flower to have so many health related benefits.
Passion Flower contains naturally occurring MAOI's that interact with and increase the effects of psychoactive plants and substances. Just like B. Caapi Vine, it too contains the same key phytochemicals which are needed to make the traditional Ayauasca brew of the Amazon. Like the Caapi vine, as well as Syrian Rue, it contains a series of harmaline alkaloids. Many people are not aware of this chemical recurrance existing in multiple sources throughout nature. A quick example of some others that share some of the same exact phytochemicals as each other are nutmeg, cinnamon, and sassafras. All posess the same and unique arrays of chemicals, each of which has its own range of benefits and properties.
Passion flower tea is very popular across the world today. The active harmaline alkaloids ( sacred maoi sacraments ) in the herb are easily soluble in water. For future reference you should know that some plants need to be made into a tincture to be made effective due to the fact that their active components are not always soluble in water. This is why herbalist have come up with tinctures. The alcohol used can dissolve and extract a wide range of phytochemicals which may be polar or non-polar. It allows us to grab both sides of the spectrum to get all the benefits possible out of the mediine.
European literature recommends it primarily for anti-anxiety treatment. Native Americans have been very fond of Passion Flower for ages. The Cherokee used it in religious ceremonies, which indicates further metaphysical value. It's considered good for muscle spasms by modern herbalists, headaches and tension. One word of caution though, passion flower can interact with certain drugs. Certain combinations can be dangerous so ask your healthcare provider before use, especially if you are consuming prescription medications.
I've used Passion Flower for many years and it's one of my favorites. It's calming effects have never let me down. I especially appreciate its oneirogenic properties and tension relieving benefits. Oneirogens are plants that stimulate your dream life. You too can discover a whole new level of inner peace and lucidity. I give this herb an A+ rating.
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