In this post we are going to talk about what are passion flower tea health benefits and side effects.
Passion flower is one of the most effective herbal sedatives and natural tranquilizers in the world. It has been widely used as a medicinal herb to alleviate sleep and nervous disorders, anxiety, stress, headaches and insomnia. It also helps with problems of frequent asthma attacks, involuntary convulsions and high blood pressure caused by a nervous condition.
Passion flower is used as a sedative for patients with neurotic disorders affected by various diseases of the nervous system (atherosclerosis, hypertension, conditions after cerebral vascular crises, post-traumatic encephalopathy, encephalitis and metagrippal arachnoiditis).
Passion flower extract is marketed for its ability to treat alcoholism. In the case of chronic alcoholism, it’s reported to reduce affliction for alcohol, cutting down the excitement and exaltation, and normalizing behavior. It is recommended by the National Health Service of Germany.
Furthermore, organic passion flower tea is good for your blood pressure and shows a healing effect for Parkinson’s disease.
Passion Flower Herbal Tea for Women Health
Passion flower helps to cope with symptoms, that usually give women a lot of trouble: hypertension, fluxions, increased anxiety, mood swings, performance decrement, sleep disorders.
During the premenopausal period, passion flower extract can return the regularity of menstrual cycle because this disorder is affected by the condition of the nervous system.
This wonderful flower can help younger patients too. Many girls and women are familiar with painful symptoms occurring shortly before periods. This condition is often referred to as ‘premenstrual syndrome’.
Passionflower is used to help with headaches and other aches, low mood or untypical irritability, and rapid fatigability.
Passion Flower Tea Recipe
Pour 3-5 ounces of boiling water onto 1 teaspoon dried and chopped passion flower herbs. Let it brew for 10 minutes, then strain and drink 1 cup of tea 30 minutes before bedtime to treat nervous anxiety, insomnia or gastrointestinal malfunction (if it originated on the basis of a nervous breakdown).
Contraindications on Drinking Passion Flower Tea
Despite the fact that many books say that passion flower does not cause side effects and is quite acceptable for both adults and children, some points still must be considered.
For example, people who suffer from severe gastrointestinal diseases (chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, etc.), as well as from angina pectoris and arrhythmia, should not use this tea without a prescription.
People with low blood pressure should go easy on passion flower too since it has the property to lower it. Particular care must be exercised in the treatment of children.
Pregnant women can drink this tea in small quantities, but, again, it is better to consult a doctor.
Cerebral atherosclerosis, the presence of uric acid salts, myocardial infarction, and idiosyncrasy are the one hundred percent contraindication to passion flower.
Passion flower tea cannot be combined with monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant.