All parts of the plant can be used and provide a variety of benefits. Passion flower is a nervine tonic that is powerfully calming and relaxing to the nervous system.
The flower itself – and also the new growth tips of the leaves – have potent aromatase- inhibiting action when prepared as a tincture in alcohol.
Aromatisation and Estrogen Dominance
Aromatisation is when androgen hormones convert into estrogen in the body, creating an excess of estrogen, or “estrogen dominance”. This can cause all manner of health problems related to high levels of estrogen in the body (including breast, ovarian, prostate and testicular cancers, as well as many less life-threatening, yet still debilitating, conditions).
The more we expose ourselves to “xeno-estrogens”, the more common estrogen dominance becomes. Xeno-estrogens are endocrine disruptors that have estrogen-like effects and are toxic to the body and that get introduced via pesticides, plastic food and water containers and air pollution. These “fake” estrogens block the estrogen receptor sites in the body and cause higher levels of estrogen to be circulating in the body.
Breast cancer is particularly common in women due to estrogen dominance – and passion flower tincture has been proven especially useful for post-menopausal women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer.
Another health condition estrogen dominance causes is gynecomastia in men, or “man boobs” – and this is also a condition that our Passion Flower tincture can help to reverse or prevent in the first place.
Calming & Hypnotic
Passion Flower is very calming to the nervous system – and can be extremely useful if you suffer from anxiety or irritability. Or if you struggle falling asleep at night, passion flower is also a hynotic (sleep-inducing) that brings on a quiet, peaceful sleep, with no “grogginess” or lethargy in the morning.
Passion Flower is also an anti-spasmodic herb that can be helpful for asthma attacks or whooping cough.
Other Phytochemicals in Passion Flower
The roots contain psychoactive cannabinoids – as do cacao and cannabis – although they are not as pronounced in the passion flower plant.
Passion flower also contains harmaline, an MAO-inhibitor, thereby acting as an effective anti-depressant as it blocks the re-uptake of serotonin and other feel-good chemicals in the brain, enabling their effects to be felt for longer.
Directions For Use
Passion flower is completely safe to take in high or frequent doses if needed and may be used with confidence by all ages or during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For general use, we suggest using 1-3 squirts/squeezes of the pipette daily. Or use whenever you feel agitated or anxious – or just before bed if you struggle to get to sleep. Shake well before use.
Keeps Me Calm
Helps keep me calm during the day. I add it to hot water and leave it to stand to evaporate the alcohol as suggested. (Alannah)
Not the biggest fan of the taste but it has a wonderful calming effect and helps me fall asleep. my mother found it worked for her and she has been taking sleeping tablets for years. (Jay)
Love this! Although the taste and smell is a bit strong this tincture is amazing! Has a great calming effect and helps me sleep better. Great for anxiety and insomnia. (B)
Helped With My Menstrual Cycle – Welcome Reprieve!
I really struggle with my menstrual cycle. And this really works!! I use more than the recommended 3 drops, but this is going to become my monthly staple. (Bulelwa)
I would never have survived a time of loss and grief without this tincture! It works very well! (Yvette)
How to order
Firstly, check our Outlets page to see if there is a retailer near you. If not, then please email our distributor at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help you find one. You can also place an online order with Earthshine directly.
Please contact Earthshine, our distributor in South Africa – email@example.com.
Passion Flower experiences?
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