Among the botanical remedies that may be effective for sleep disorders are valerian (Valeriana officinalis), passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), and skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora).
Passionflower is virtually free of side effects when taken at recommended doses, and may be especially helpful for insomniacs who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, or muscle disorders.
Its scent is reminiscent of a bottle of bubbly, and it's rich in ultra-hydrating ingredients, like grapeseed, mango, kiwi and passionflower extracts.
Passionflower affects the nervous system, helping to ease tension within the body and having an antispasmodic effect on smooth muscles.
Passionflower is common to use to treat insomnia, cramps, hysteria, and nerve pain and to aid asthmatics suffering from insomnia.
One recommendation is to take 30 to 60 drops of passionflower tincture about an hour prior to bed.
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- Flower of Passionflower cut through the centre to show the arrangement of its constituent parts.
Sometimes, from their versatile nature, anthers originally introrse become extrorse, as in the Passionflower and Oxalis.
Sometimes at the place where they exist, the outer membrane, in place of being thin and transparent, is separated in the form of a lid, thus becoming operculate, as in the passionflower and gourd.