This flowering vine (Passiflora incarnata), has been used in traditional herbal medicine for hundreds of years to treat anxiety, 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:
- Relieves stress, enhances mood and promotes calm
- Significantly improves sleep quality
- Boosts resilience to stress and increases quality of life
- Has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
- Improves cognition and may protect against dementia
- Eases insomnia, depression and other symptoms of menopause
- 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-anxiety effects on GABA receptors.
Passionflower's Impact on Anxiety Disorder - A human trial exploring if passionflower is as effective as prescription anti-anxiety medications, without sedation.
Passionflower for Enhanced Sleep - Two clinical trials studying lemon balm's impact on anxiety and stress.
Passionflower for Stress and Quality of Life - A clinical trial showing passionflower relieved anxiety and sleep disturbances, improved resistance to stress and enhanced quality of life.
Passionflower For Acute Anxiety - A clinical trial showing a significant decrease in anxiety in patients taking passionflower before surgery.
Passionflower's Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Actions - A review of passionflower's bioactive compounds and their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and other effects.