Passionflower, or Passiflora Incarnata
Speedy Gonzales, this plant grabs life by the roots. Quickly growing from seedling to wildflower to a grasping vine, this plant has many identifying factors and uses. Often referred to as having tendril-like petals, passionflower produces beautiful blue-purple flowers and juicy fruits. Passionflower extract has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for anxiety and insomnia. It is a popular herbal supplement derived from the above-ground parts of the Passionflower plant. Imagine her beautiful tendrils latching on to you and not letting go until she feels the calm take over. Listed below are the other benefits of this herb, reflecting why we chose to put her in our REST formula.
Evidence-based relief and benefits from this superherb:
- Potential improvement for restful sleep and lowered nighttime anxiety
- Influences our nervous system to be less anxious - promoting a calm and relaxed mental and physical state
- May be particularly beneficial for improving sleep quality during hormonal changes. This is because hormonal imbalances have been associated with sleep disturbances. While passionflower does not contain hormones, it can help to alleviate symptoms related to hormonal shifts and promote better sleep
- Passionflower extract has also been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This can help to protect against oxidative stress and inflammation
Relaxing and falling into a restful sleep, especially when the body and mind have been busy all day, can be difficult and, at points, overwhelming. Passionflower provides us with a natural remedy that can be used daily to address said difficulties and help manage anxiety and inflammation. To read more into this superherb, we have provided our go-to resources below.