This flowering vine (Passiflora incarnata), has been used in traditional herbal medicine for hundreds of years to treat stress, calm the mind and enhance mood. Native to North America, passionflower grows throughout the Southeastern United States, North Africa and some European countries. It's is rich in flavonoids and other compounds, thought to work in part by influencing neurotransmitters to promote calm, relieve stress, boost mood and improve sleep.
Amari's Passionflower extract comes from the dried flowers and leaves of the Passiflora incarnata herb, standardized to a minimum of 3.5% flavonoids (as vitexin), the primary active compounds.
Health benefits include:
- Boosts resilience to stress and enhances mood and promotes calm
- Supports improved sleep quality
- Has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
- Helps improve cognition
- Combined with lemon balm, reduces corticosterone, a biomarker of stress
Learn More About Passionflower
A number of clinical trials and reviews have demonstrated the efficacy and safety of Passionflower. A few are listed below; please click the links for a PDF of the study.
Passionflower's Constituents and Activities - An overview of passionflower's active compounds and its anti-stress effects on GABA receptors.
Passionflower's Impact on Stress Disorder - A human trial exploring if passionflower impact on stress.
Passionflower for Enhanced Sleep - Human study examining passionflower's impact on sleep.
Passionflower for Stress and Quality of Life - A clinical trial exploring passionflower's impact on stress and sleep disturbances.
Passionflower's Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Actions - A review of passionflower's bioactive compounds and their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.