Passionflower: Uses, Effectiveness & Tea Benefits

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If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, then you’ve probably seen a lot of drinks that are made with passionflower. As opposed to energy drinks, passionflower is actually used to calm you down.

Passionflower is a naturally occurring plant that boosts levels of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), a compound that lowers brain activity. When you think of brain activity, picture little boats swimming from shore to shore on a river. When you’re overstimulated and stressed out, these boats are all over the place and nothing is clear.

That’s what anxiety feels like.

But when levels of GABA are boosted, the boats are floating calmly and going with the flow of the river. In addition to helping with anxiety, passionflower can also help with stomach problems. Indigestion is often a side effect of stress. When taken regularly, passionflower can help improve your quality of sleep and treat Insomnia.

A good night’s sleep is a great way to reduce stress. You can take passionflower in different ways. Drinking it within green tea is one of these which has L theanine to help bring calm and add in a flavour like Morroccan mint. You have a true picture of what my Relax tea can do.