Got Stress? Get your Passion on!

Passion Flower is getting rave reviews as a stress and anxiety buster and it’s easy to find and easy to use! Recent clinical trials using passion flower show it is one of the most valuable and effective herbal anxiety remedies found in nature.  This flower contains calming chemicals that help put the ‘calm’ in Calmfidence®.

Dr. Josh Axe offers this advice:

How to Use Passion Flower, Including Recipes

The most common ways to use Passion Flower is in teas, liquid extracts, tinctures and in capsules. Take a trip to your local health food store and see what options they have. You may want to try an infusion or tea by steeping 1 teaspoon of the dried herb in a cup of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Then strain and sip.

You can also try adding passion flower to your bath water for relaxation. The typical dose of passion flower is about 1 to 2 grams, finely chopped. You can make a tea is by steeping a teaspoon of dried herb in a cup of boiling water for a few minutes and you can have two or three cups throughout the day.  If you are taking it to help with sleep, make sure to drink at least an hour before going to bed.

Check out Dr Axe’s passion flower tea recipe below for added relaxation and to help stop anxiety.

Passion Flower & Chamomile Anxiety Reliever Tea
1–1/2 teaspoons dried chamomile
1–1/2 teaspoons dried passion flower
1 teaspoon local honey (optional)
I cup of water

Hot Flash Eliminator Passion Rose Tea
1/2 teaspoon dried chamomile
1/2 teaspoon dried passion flower
1/2 teaspoon dried St. John’s Wort
1/2 teaspoon dried valerian root
1 teaspoon local honey (optional)
1 cup of water

Prepare either tea by using a saucepan. Bring the water to a low boil then turn off the stove. Add the herbs to the water. You can use a muslin bag or tea infuser. Cover with a lid right away so that the oils from the flowers do not evaporate.
Allow it to steep for about 10–12 minutes. Remove from the stove, strain if needed, and pour yourself a cup. Then add some local, organic honey if desired. Try this at any time when you may feel anxious or at night before bed.

Looking forward to giving these teas a try!  Not up for making your own tea? No stress!  You can purchase Passion Flower Tea at your local grocery store.

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