Use: Passion Flower is an herb that treats sleep problems, anxiety, nervousness, and muscle tension. Passion Flower can also help calm an upset stomach due to anxiety or excitability. Passion Flower has been historically used in homeopathic medicine to treat pain, insomnia, and nervous exhaustion.*
History: The ancient Peruvians and Aztecs used the Passion Flower for medicinal purposes. The Passion Flower was reportedly being used as a sedative and pain reliever when the Spaniards discovered the flower and brought it back to Europe. It is rumored that Christian missionaries arriving in South America in the sixteenth century named the flower after the suffering of Jesus Christ.