Passiflora herb (passionflower ) has long been a favourite, a wonderful gentle non-addictive herb for anxiety as it has anxiolytic effects on the nervous system containing phytochemicals which have a calming effect on the mind, muscles and nervous system.
Passionflower’s calming effects are recognised as working through GABA receptors. GABA acts as a neurotransmitter in your body that can help calm our nervous system by reducing stimulating messages from the brain.
In addition, passionflower contains the alkaloid Harmine, which is important to ease anxiety because of it’s effect on MAO inhibitors. MAO is an enzyme that breaks down happy hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin which regulates sleep.
MAO inhibitors like harmine, stop these from breaking down and keep them in your nerve fibres for longer, keeping you happy and calm, for longer too.
Passiflora is available in three different formats from A. Vogel.
• The tincture drops are mixed with Avena Sativa (oats ) which contain B vitamins to further calm and support the nervous system.
• Passiflora Complex Tablets contain Passiflora, Valerian, Lemon Balm, zinc and magnesium. Valerian also calms the nervous system and influences GABA receptors, working centrally at the level of the brain and promoting both emotional and physical relaxation. It’s a great herb for periods of intense stress or upheaval, or if you have difficulty sleeping. Lemon Balm improves mood, it is anxiolytic, and even improves cognition and memory. This is a great product as it has several sedative herbs alongside extra nervous system and cognitive support from the minerals magnesium and zinc.
• Passiflora Complex Spray is a blend of Passiflora, Lemon Balm, Star Anise and zinc. It is alcohol-free. It is a great combination for emotional resilience and is a perfect top-up to use in addition to the Passiflora tablets or drops for use on the go. It’s a handy one for a teen to bring to school to help with periods of anxiousness and is also useful for perimenopausal women. Plus it tastes great!
For further information contact Susan in Au Naturel, Irishtown, Athlone on 0906487993.