Natural Insomnia Cure Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata) is a flowering plant that is indigenous to an area from the southeast U.S. to Argentina and Brazil. It gets it's name from the fact that it reminded early pilgrims of the suffering (or passion) of Christ.
Passion Flower is sometimes referred to as Apricot vine, Passion Vine, Granadilla, Maracoc and Maypops. It has been used historically as a tranquilizer and tobacco substitute, among other things.
In addition to having a profound effect on the central nervous system, Passion Flower also acts as an anti-spasmodic on the smooth muscles of the body. Including the entire digestion system, which accounts for it's ability to ease and promote digestion. It is considered by some to be the herb of choice for treating intransigent insomnia.
Passion Flower does not have any ill side affects and when used for insomnia results in a restful, relaxing sleep with no grogginess the nest morning. When used for it's medicinal purposes, the entire plant can be used. It is typically collected after some of the berries have matured, then dried whole.
To brew an effective Passion Flower Tea pour a cup of boiling water onto a teaspoonful of the dried herb and let infuse for 15 minutes. Drink a cup half an hour before going to bed.
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