Passionflower Herb (Passiflora incarnata)

£40.00
By Napiers

Size
Description

A herbal food supplement

BOTANICAL NAME

Passiflora incarnata

COMMON NAMES

Passiflora, Wild passion vine, Apricot vine, Maypop

FAMILY

Passifloraceae

DESCRIPTION

Rapid growing vine with beautiful, intricate flowers.

PART SUPPLIED

The loose dried herb.

AVAILABLE AS

100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.

SUITABLE FOR

Vegetarians and vegans.

DIRECTIONS

Infusion: About 1 teaspoon of herb to a cup of cold water, bring to the boil and leave to sit for 5-10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired.

Drink up to 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.

CAUTIONS

This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Passifloraceae).  If already taking a sedative or tranquiliser, consult a health care professional before using passion flower. Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. Not recommended for use in pregnant women or children under the age of twelve. Hypersensitivity is a possibility as it is with any material taken into the body. May cause drowsiness, if affected do not drive or operate machinery. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us. None known interactions with drugs. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

FOOD USE

Evidence exists that the fruit has been utilised since pre-historic times. It is commonly eaten today throughout the world and the pulp (without the seeds) is frequently used to add flavour to dishes. When over-ripe, the fruit becomes bitter and unpalatable.

MEDICINAL USE

A sedative herb that helps with anxiety. Particularly beneficial if you are also trying to cut down on alcohol, give up smoking or cope with other addictive substances or behaviours.

Key actions:  Hypnotic, vasodilator, antispasmodic, mild sedative and analgesic, hypotensor, tranquilliser, CNS relaxant.

In clinic: Traditional herb for the relief of mild symptoms of mental stress and to aid sleep, restlessness and nervous tension. Can also be used for over active brain, hyperactivity or excitability in children, neuralgia and anxiety.

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.

STORAGE

Keep sealed in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING
Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.

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Napiers the Herbalists was founded by Duncan Napier, a Victorian botanist and the most famous herbalist in Scotland.