Passionflower is a beneficial calming herb that can be used as an alternative to prescription anti-anxiety medicines. Passionflower is native to North and South America, and is now grown all over the world. The plant was first introduced to Europe in the 1500s by the Spanish, who found it in Peru. The Incas, Aztecs and other indigenous peoples of the Americas used passionflower for anxiety and stress medicinally and also as a sedative. They did this for thousands of years, and the herb later gained wide use in European folk remedies as well. Passionflower has been indicated as a natural remedy for insomnia, anxiety, gastrointestinal upset, high blood pressure, and withdrawal syndrome from narcotic drugs. Read on to learn more about using passionflower for natural anxiety treatment.
You’re anxious. It might be a hundred things going on at once or just one really big thing that you can’t put from your mind. And while it may seem like the last thing you have time for is a cup of tea, drinking tea can help ease your anxiety!
Natural medicines are becoming increasingly popular and there are a myriad of herbs that work to calm anxiety. One of the best ways to incorporate these herbs in your day is with a cup of tea. The mere act of drinking tea is relaxing in and of itself. You stop. You sit down. The steam wafts to engulf you with its sweet aroma. You sip. The cup warms your hands. Already you’re experiencing some anxiety relief. [Read more…]