Name: Passionflower

Latin name: Passiflora incarnata

Family:  Passifloraceae

Parts Used: Aerial parts

Taste: Bitter, sweet, sour

Energetics: Cooling

Key actions: Nervine, anxiolytic, spasmolytic, sedative, anodyne

Passionflower has been used for thousands of years to support the body in times of nervous tension. She does this through her ability to calm and soothe the central nervous system. In TCM, Passionflower is known to nourish yin and the heart while also calming the spirit.*
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