What are the Benefits of Passion Flower for Stress?
10th Jan 2022
You woke up 10 minutes late, spilled your coffee, the dog needs to be walked and you have a Zoom meeting in less than half an hour.
Stress sucks and sometimes you just need something to take the edge off and it is far too early for a glass of wine. Have you heard about the benefits of passionflower for stress?
What is passion flower?
Passion flower is a climbing vine that is native to the southeastern United States and Central and South America. There are about 500 known species of passionflower. The family of plants passionflower belongs to is called Passiflora, which sounds far more fancy. Some studies suggest that certain species may have beneficial properties such as stress relief, which is probably what you are looking for right about now.
Native Americans historically used passion flower to treat a variety of conditions. These included boils, wounds, earaches, and liver problems. These days we have a lot of modern medicines that are known to do a good job for these physical conditions, but stress is a different beast.
Random Interesting Fact: Spanish explorers named the passion flower plants for their resemblance to a crucifix. In Christian traditions, “the Passion” is a term used to describe the final period of Jesus Christ’s life, including his crucifixion.
What are the potential benefits of passion flower for stress?
The components of plant-based compounds that affect the body are collectively called “flavonoids.” Passion flower contains many flavonoids as does the hemp plant. Some studies suggest that the flavonoids and “benzoflavone” and “chrysin” could be the primary flavonoids found in passion flower that are responsible for decreasing stress.
Benzoflavone and Chrysin could both potentially increase the amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. This increase results in a calming effect.
How is passion flower used?
As a herbal supplement passion flower is composed of the flowers, leaves, and stems of the plant. When used in a holistic additive, passion flower is available as infusions, teas, liquid extracts, and tinctures. Receptra’s Seriously Relax tincture has the added benefits of passionflower coupled with pure hemp CBD oil.
How do CBD and passion flower work together?
The “Entourage effect” is the concept of all of the plant compounds in the hemp plant working together to achieve better wellness results. These compounds include cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, flavonoids and more. Passionflower also has some of these same compounds which may increase the effectiveness of both plants.
Receptra’s Seriously Relax CBD Tincture contains 25mg of CBD along with the benefits of passion flower, lavender and has a fun ginger lime flavor. You may not want to gulp that glass of wine at 8 am, but CBD tincture that tastes like a Moscow mule and has the benefits of passion flower for stress relief may be a pretty decent substitute!