Passiflora incarnata L.
Passionflower is a gorgeous, exotic vine flower with tentacle-like petals that have hypnotic curves. It has been used for centuries for its medicinal qualities that aid in relieving anxiety, seizures, hysteria, and promote restful sleep. Passionflower is recognized to slow down brain activity, allowing busy thoughts to drift and help the mind move into a peaceful state. It is a recognized antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, and anticarcinogenic. On an interesting note, it can be used to enhance spiritual journeys such as taking ayahuasca.
Passionflower is used in the modern-day medicine of Iran for regulating hot flashes and helping with sleep disturbances during menopause. During times of hormone fluctuation, it can help the body naturally adjust and relax. It is used in many different instances of sleep and nervous system disturbance to bring a sense of calm and slower activity among frantic nerves and busy brainwaves. Dental patients have shown to benefit from its use in relieving anxious feelings about procedures. It is useful for inflammatory conditions, which can produce anxious symptoms as a result of nerve dysfunction.
Those with a high level of daily activity, such as entrepreneurs and athletes, seem to struggle more with going to sleep. This could be due to anxious thoughts or trouble transitioning from busy days to restful nights. Passionflower has shown to improve quality of sleep for athletes in particular, crucial for muscle recovery and repair and relieving oxidative stress caused by intense exercise.
Passionflower extract is found in Cymbiotika’s Rumi Herbal Sleep Tonic to increase levels of GABA in the brain to slow the mind, carry the body into sleep, and remain in a deep state of rest throughout the night. Our goal is to replenish the body and restore the natural cycle of sleep, the most important factor contributing to overall health. Our Rumi formula works to help the body relax, balance the nutrients of the brain, and support a natural sleep cycle without sedation.