Botanical name: Passiflora Incarnata Habitat:Brazil, United States, Peru, Mexico
Plant parts used:flowering branches Active ingredients and nutrients:phytosterols, glycosides (those of Passiflora Incarnate are not cyanogenic contrary to what has been shown for other passionflowers), alkaloids
Therapeutic properties: This plant owes its effect to FLAVONOIDS, including HYPEROSIDE. It promotes sleep and helps with all sleep disorders: awakening, difficulty falling asleep. It is also indicated for stress, nervousness and irritability. A 2001 double-blind study showed that, if taken for 30 days, passionflower reduces anxiety symptoms.