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This extract has a confirmed 20% Gamma-Aminobutyric acid or GABA and 10% Chrysin. These are some of the main active ingredients in Passiflora incarnata.
Chrysin belongs to a class of chemicals called flavonoids. It occurs naturally in plants such as the passionflower, silver linden, and some geranium species; and in honey and bee propolis (glue). Flavonoids are natural substances found in a variety of plants that may have several significant biological effects. It is widely distributed in plants and has been studied for antioxidant, antispasmodic, anxiolytic, and antiinflammatory activities.
Chrysin is used for bodybuilding; for treating anxiety, inflammation, gout, HIV/AIDS, erectile dysfunction (ED), and baldness; and for preventing cancer.
In a mouse study, chrysin supplementation reduced depressive behavior and brain (hippocampal) dysfunction. In a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease, chrysin also acted as an anti-aging agent and may work to decrease memory impairment.
Gamma-Aminobutyric acid or GABA is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the developmentally mature mammalian central nervous system. Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system.
GABA is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter because it blocks, or inhibits, certain brain signals and decreases activity in your nervous system. When GABA attaches to a protein in your brain known as a GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect. This can help with feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear.
Researchers suspect that GABA may boost mood or have a calming, relaxing effect on the nervous system.
GABA’s big role in the body is to reduce the activity of neurons in the brain and central nervous system, which in turn has a broad range of effects on the body and mind, including increased relaxation, reduced stress, a more calm, balanced mood, alleviation of pain, and a boost to sleep.
These herbal extracts are ideal for adding to herbal teas, or other beverages, and can also be added to foods. The Passiflora incarnata extract is safe to consume, a typical dose would be 500-750 mg and the maximum recommended would be 3000 mg per day.
This herb with its stunningly beautiful flower is native to the Americas where it has been used for centuries to heal bruises and cuts. Modern day herbalists recommend it as a powerful nervine tonic to treat stress, anxiety and to help the mind prepare for a restful nights sleep. It has also been used traditionally to provide relief to women who are experiencing menopause symptoms such as hot flushes. It has a unusually pleasant, very mild taste.
Passionflower can be a wonderful herbal dreamtime ally for those of us who feel a sense of frayed nerves, anxiety, or general agitation around bedtime. Taking this herb around bedtime to help clear the mind and unwind from the day’s events, can set a powerful tone of relaxation for the night ahead. Typically, when the body and mind are more relaxed, our ability to interact with and recall our dreamspace increases. Passionflower also carries a distinct “hypnotic” quality which some people find helps create more vivid dreams.
Also known as Maypop and native to the USA, the Passion Flower has already been used by native americans for medical purposes. Its roots and leaves contain alkaloids that function as MAO inhibitors, which gives the plant its anti-depressant quality and also increases the effects of mind-altering drugs. Scientific studies proved that Passion Flower reduces anxiety naturally, without any side-effects currently known. It is widely used as a soft sedative, anticonvulsant and hypnagogue. Also, it has been said that the plant helps to induce a powerful imagination, which is why it appears on many lists of natural lucid dream triggers.
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