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    Relax with Passionflower

    iStock-1161574623Passiflora caerulea, also known as blue passionflower, is one of the most vigorous and tender members the passionflower genus Passiflora. Native to South America, its traditional use has been as an anxiolytic. According to the American Botanical Council, the components of the fruit and flower that confer therapeutic benefits include maltol, chrysin, coumarin derivatives, flavonoids (vitexin), and small amounts of essential oils.

    Much of the evidence that supports the anxiolytic and sedative effects of Passiflora caerulea are due to its high chrysin content. Research suggests that chrysin acts as a GABA receptor agonist and has been shown to induce calm. In addition, by controlling the stress response, chrysin inhibits the stress-induced suppression of natural killer cell activity and, also, supports the immune system.

    In another animal study, the combined aqueous extract of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) and Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea) was shown to reduce plasma corticosterone, the most important biomarker associated with stress.

    Passionflower can be found in teas, tinctures, extracts and supplements. After a busy and stressful day, relax with passionflower.

     

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