Insomnia: Passionflower.

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 11:16:20 -0600
From: "Phyl A. Friehart" <jophdesy.INTERL.NET>
Subject: Re: Passion Flower

>>Passion flower is David Hoffman's herb of choice for "instranigent insomnia" aiding the transition into a restful sleep without a narcotric hangover the morning after.
>>Passion flower:Relaxing antispasmodic eith some sedative propertie; peripheral vasodilator.
>Can anyone provide info on uses, method of preparation, and dosage for passion flower?

I use passion flower herb and lavendar herb combined. Initially I used passion flower herb blended with lavender flower essence in equal doses I would use it throughout the day, 10-15 drops 5 to six times. I did not experience sleepiness, but it definitely had a calming effect on me. However, when I tried Lavender Herb in place of the flower essence, I did get the yawns. A friend of mine gets so relaxed with either combination (Herb or flower essence) that she can only take it before bedtime; otherwise she requires a mid-day nap. But if you are experiencing insomnia, I would certainly recommend adding lavender to your passion flower. Passion flower herb used alone, seems to put me at a heightened level of awareness regarding my innermost feelings and senses. It certainly doesn't put me to sleep.