Passionflower stress relief tea

Passionflower stress relief tea

Tea has been used for thousands of years for relaxing and fighting disease.

In today’s modern society, most physicians and health practitioners would recommend prescription medication to help deal with stress. In the 2010 Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, it states “people who use anti-anxiety medication have a 36% increased mortality risk.” In life threatening situations, these medications can save lives, but in milder cases, there are more natural and healthy choices.

As seen on Dr. Oz Passionflower tea can be a great stress reliever.

Passionflower, or Passiflora incarnate is a climbing vine with lavender, white or yellow flowers. It grows up to 25 feet long, and bears a yellow fruit called passionfruit.

Passionflower was first used by Native Americans in the southern United States. It contains a flavone called chrysin, which provides anti-anxiety benefits. It is comparable to the pharmaceutical Xanax (Alprazolam).  In 2011 a journal called  European Neuropsychopharmacology stated that “a number of human trials have evinced the anxiolytic, or anti-anxiety, effects of passion flower.”

Passionflower tea health properties:

Anti-spasmodic

Sedative

Tonic

Tranquilizer

How to make it this Passionflower stress relief tea:

Add 1 tablespoon of the dried herb in 1 cup of boiling water.

Steep for about 10 minutes

Strain

Add 1 tablespoon of raw honey (optional)

Drink the tea near bedtime to help you sleep

Note: Please consult your health practitioner before using passionflower, as it may not be right for everybody. Passionflower should not be used by pregnant or lactating women, or children under the age of 6, as there haven’t been any studies amongst these groups.

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.

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REFERENCES:

1. LoGiudice ND, LAc, Pina, and Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc. “Best Teas for Stress and Anxiety.” The Dr. Oz Show. N.p., 29 May 2012. Web. 28 Jan. 2013.

 

 

 

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