What does passion flower do to your brain?

Scientists believe passionflower works by increasing levels of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA lowers the activity of some brain cells, making you feel more relaxed.

Is Blue Crown Passion Flower poisonous?

Poisoning. Blue passionflower leaves and unripe fruit contain cyanogenic glycosides which turn into cyanide when eaten. It can cause nausea and vomiting in humans and animals. Toxic parts of the plant are bitter and not usually eaten so poisoning is not common and rarely serious.

Can you eat passion flower?

The fruit of the passionflower is often the size of a hen’s egg. The core is packed with seeds, but the edible flesh is delicious and has to be one of the most intensely and enticingly scented of all fruits. The pulp is very sweet and often used for beverages and jams.

How do you make passion flower tea?


  1. Steep dried passionflower in hot water for 6-8 minutes. Steep for 10-15 minutes for a stronger tea and more potential benefits.
  2. Strain or take tea bag out of water. Optional: Sweeten with a touch of honey.

What are the health benefits of passion flowers?

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regard P. incarnata as safe. Some evidence suggests that one type of passionflower, P. incarnata may help reduce anxiety and improve sleep. It may also have other benefits, including reducing menopause and epilepsy symptoms.

What are the side effects of passion flower tea?

Side Effects When taken by mouth: Passion flower is likely safe for most people when used as a flavoring in foods. It’s possibly safe when taken as a tea for 7 nights, or as a medicine for up to 8 weeks. It may cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.

Is passion flower safe to use on skin?

There isn’t enough information to rate the safety of passionflower when applied to the skin. Children: Passion flower is POSSIBLY SAFE for most children when taken by mouth for short periods of time.

Do passion flowers interact with other medications?

Take care if you are taking blood thinners or anti-inflammatory medications, as these have been shown to have possible passion flower interactions. Other herbal remedies that may cause issues with passion flower are kava kava and valerian root. Finally, substances like alcohol, caffeine and aspirin may not mix well with passion flower usage.