Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

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What is the benefit of Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata)?

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Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) is a mild to moderate sedative that is indicated in cases of anxiety, persistent insomnia and during periods of increased stress. It is useful as a dried herb or in the more potent form as a herbal extract. There are constituents in this herb that can produce vivid dreams in some people so I would suggest using the dried herb first or lower doses of the extract form.