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How to Take Passionflower

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 24, 2022
How to Take Passionflower

Passiflora incarnata is a plant known by many names, such as maypop, purple passionflower, true passionflower, wild apricot and wild passion vine. Because of its flavonoid and phenols content this plant is known for its sedative effectsmaking it one of the best natural alternative for the treatment of insomnia, nervousness and anxiety. Being clear about its use is essential to maximize its effect, so on OneHowTo.com we explain how to take passionflower.

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Passionflower is thought to be one of the best remedies for insomnia and other nervous manifestations: it relaxes the body in stressful situations, serving as an excellent alternative for those days when you need to eliminate stress.

Passionflower is used in cases of insomnia due to excitement or anxiety, and can be used with both children and adults, you just need to adjust the dose. One of its main advantages is that it produces sleep that is very similar to physiological or natural sleep, so relaxation after you've taken it is guaranteed.


Passionflower may also be helpful for people treating depression and it also helps to reduce the characteristic symptoms of menopause. It is especially recommended that you take it in situations of high stress that are caused for example, by your job, school or university exams, family stress, etc.


As a painkiller, it is used when the pain is related to the nervous system, so it is suitable for headaches and for nausea caused by anxiety and stress. Whenever it comes to symptoms directly related to hyperactivity of the nervous system, passionflower may serve to combat stuttering problems and breathing problems known as nervous dyspnoea.

How to Take Passionflower - Step 3

    In all the above cases, it is recommended make a tea with a couple of tablespoons of the dried plant per litre of water. You can also take it in other ways with the following doses:

    • Between 45 to 60 drops of passionflower liquid extract once daily.
    • With tablets, 90mg daily

    Like any other herb, when taking passionflower we must be aware of its possible side effects if you consume too much. Although it is a plant with a low level of toxicity, it is not recommended for children under 3 years of age. For older children up to 12 years of age, the quantity supplied must be proportional to their weight.

    Adults should also control the amounts they consume, because an overdose can produce states of unconsciousness and hallucinations, as its alkaloids are considered to be psychotropic.

    This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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