Several studies have found that passionflower, particularly the variant Passiflora incarnata, can improve sleep. Other studies even suggest that it reduces symptoms of ADHD.


Passiflora incarnata
Passiflora incarnata: a beautiful flower with medicinal properties.


Better sleep through passionflower:

In this Mexican study, test subjects sleep better and subjects rate sleep quality higher than the placebo group. The research on sleep is thus concluded:

"The obtained results suggest that Passiflora incarnata contains components that facilitate the presence of the slow wave sleep and inhibit that of REM sleep. Additional experiments should be carried out in order to isolate the active principles and evaluate their effects on each sleep phase."

"Shortening of sleep latency and increasing the amount of slow wave sleep by the extracts of Passiflora incarnata suggest that this plant possesses adequate properties to be considered as sleep inducer."


Less trouble with ADHD:

This small study looked at Ritalin and passion flower extract. The passionflower extract had significantly fewer side effects than methylphenidate (Ritalin). The children who used the amphetamine had less appetite and were more nervous than those who used Passiflora incarnata. This concludes the research on ADHD:

"We conclude that Passiflora may be a novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of ADHD. In addition, a tolerable side-effect profile may be considered as one of the advantages of Passiflora. Nevertheless, our study is relatively small and our results require confirmation in a larger study."


Even more applications:

Passiflora incarnata can also help with nervousness, nervous heart disease, Parkinson's disease, seizures, muscle cramps, hysteria, hypertension, PMS, epilepsy, skin conditions, hemorrhoids, burns, asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, infections and as a pain reliever for many ailments. Also in problems associated with menopause. It is also used as a remedy to reduce the effects of alcoholism, to facilitate cessation of drinking and is also used for delirium tremens.


How do you use the Passion Flower?

Medicinally, the leaves of Passiflora incarnata can be used, one should pick them just before flowering, between late spring and mid-summer. The leaves can also be collected after flowering and dried in the shade.


The operation according to us:

The exact effects are still being researched. What is known is that the active substances only work in a positive sense if there is synergy. This means that the substances individually do not work or work negatively but as a whole they do work. We believe that the synergistic action of these specific Alkaloids (harmine, harman, harmol), Planter sterols and Flavone glycosides stimulate the dopamine receptors and serotonin receptors in a good way because it partially prevents the breakdown of dopamine and serotonin due to its MAO inhibitory effect. Individuals with attention disorder or hyperactivity actually lack dopamine stimulation in the front part of the brain and thus benefit from passion flower extracts.


Buy Passiflora incarnata:

Buy a restful sleep supplement with Passion Flower. Make sure it is the Passiflora incarnata variety. Combine with valerian (do not combine with valerian for more than 3 weeks), melatonin, lemon balm and chamomile or buy a supplement with a combination.

Also, you can also grow the flower yourself and see how beautiful this flower is and therefore also see what beauty nature has to offer.



Passionflower is a mild MAO inhibitor. The maximum dose of passionflower is 4 to 8 grams. At normal doses, no harmful side effects are known. Very occasionally people experience dizziness, weakness, hypersensitivity reactions in the form of nausea and vomiting or benign cardiac arrhythmias. Too high a dose is sleep inducing and operating machinery or driving a car is then not recommended. Passionflower is not an addictive drug. People taking sleep aids, anti-anxiety drugs, antidepressants and tranquilizers should take passionflower only on a specialist's prescription because passionflower may interact with these medications, reducing or altering their effects.

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