The passionflower is an attractive flower that occurs naturally and in cultivation. Due to its potent analgesic, sedative, and nervine properties, valerian root is often used as a remedy for pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Due to its numerous benefits, Pascoe includes this component in its Pascoflair tablets.
- What’s the Deal?
- Advantages to Your Health From Passion Flower
What’s the Deal?
Large quantities of GABA can be found in passionflower. The inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA and its receptors can be found in many brain regions, including the basal ganglia and the cerebral cortex. GABA reduces the brain’s excitatory activity by acting as a buffer for glutamate. When present in the brain in adequate concentrations, GABA can calm the nerves and calm the muscles.
GABA’s calming effects can temper neuronal hyperexcitability. Muscle cramps, convulsions, anxiety, sleeplessness, and other psychiatric diseases are all caused by an excess of excitability, which is closely associated with the effect of Passion Flower.
Flavonoids, maltol, harmala alkaloids, lycopene, and specific flavonoid glycoside components are just a few active compounds in passionflower. They contain GABA, but the flavonoid glycoside components are responsible for calming, pain-relieving, and anxiety-reducing actions.
Advantages to Your Health From Passion Flower
1. Slightly Relaxing
The Passion Flower is a tranquilizer and stress reliever. To be clear, not all sedatives have the same level of anxiolytic action. The calming properties of Pascoflair tablets in Canada can alleviate both anxiety and insomnia. This means that it is helpful in reducing anxiety in addition to its sedative and hypnotic properties. Given its sedative effects, it is typically prescribed for anxiety and insomnia.
Its effects are slower than those of narcotics, but they target the neural system in a very precise way. According to two human studies, Passion Flower’s sedative effects are comparable to those of benzodiazepine medications.
2. Helps with anxiety
According to many studies, anxiety can be effectively managed with the help of Passion Flower. The effects were compared to those of the drug Oxazepam, and it was found to be comparable, with fewer negative side effects. Although it has not been tested specifically for [anxiety] in children or adolescents, it does offer promise for these age groups because it is usually considered safe and adverse effects are uncommon.
4. Eliminates or at least significantly reduces pain and inflammation
The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of one variety of the Passion Flower (P. foetida) were investigated in a mouse model research. Significant pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects were seen for both the leaf extract and the ethanol extract. You should try Pascoflair tablets if you suffer from pain similar to neuralgia.
5. Pain Reliever
According to evidence gathered from its historical application, it acts as an antispasmodic, relaxing, tense smooth muscle. It has calming effects on the nervous system, which contributes to this. The traditional use data mentions the muscle-relaxing properties, which are likely attributable to the harmaline content.
6. Treats Sleeplessness
Scientists have shown that Passion Flower significantly increases the number of time rats spends sleeping in laboratory studies.
7. Helps with neuralgia and seizure control
Animal studies where mice were given an injection to cause seizures discovered that a concentrated Passion Flower extract both postponed and shortened the convulsions. Passion Flower’s ability to calm nerves is due in part to a flavonoid called Chrysin.
The severity of seizures was much reduced in the Passion Flower hydroethanolic extract group compared to the other groups in another trial with mice. Additionally, Passion Flower was found to maintain noradrenaline and serotonin levels in the brain while reducing the post-ictal depression commonly experienced after a seizure.
8. Reduces Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
The effects of Passion Flower extract on clonidine-treated opiate withdrawal were evaluated in a single double-blind research. When it comes to the psychological symptoms of opiate withdrawal, Clonidine alone is ineffective. In addition to its efficacy in treating the physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal, the addition of Passion Flower as an adjuvant has the added benefit of mitigating the mental symptoms, making it preferable to Clonidine.
9. Boosts heart health and function
Combining Passion Flower and Hawthorn has been demonstrated to improve symptoms and increase exercise tolerance in persons with Congestive Heart Failure. Whether Passion Flower or Hawthorn is responsible for these results is unclear.
Herbalists commonly consider the effects of Passion Flower to be synergistic because it is typically used in conjunction with other plants. Until now, the effects of passionflower on the heart have not been objectively evaluated in rigorous clinical experiments.
10. Calms Asthma Spasms
Evidence from Passion Flower’s traditional use suggests it may be useful for treating spasmodic asthma. Pascoflair’s calming effect on asthma symptoms is likely due to its nervine action and effects on GABA receptors.
Stress, anxiety, and asthma symptoms are all linked to one another. Asthma symptoms have been demonstrated to improve when stress and anxiety are managed.
Dried passionflower can be steeped in boiling water to make a soothing herbal tea. Dried passionflower and passionflower tea are commonly available at health food stores. There are also liquid extracts and Pascoflair tablets available to buy in Canada.
Check with your medical professional before trying passionflower as an alternative treatment. When considering your options, they can help you figure out which ones are best.