Passiflors incarnata: Passifloracaea
|PLANET: Venus, Neptune||ELEMENT: Water|
|TASTE: bitter||VIPAKA: pungent|
|WARMTH: cooling||DOSHAS: V+ P- K-|
MERIDIANS: heart, liver, lung
ACTIONS: cooling nervine, anti-spasmodic, sedative, hypnotic, diuretic, anodyne and narcotic, depresses motor function, reduces blood pressure, homeopathic preparation with bromides is anti-epileptic, nutritive tonic.
INDICATIONS: epilepsy, pain, diarrhoea and dysentery,
neuralgia, insomnia, dysmenorrhea, Parkinson's disease,
hysteria, shingles, anxiety, nervous tension, convulsions,
tachycardia, asthma, drains excessive yang, tones sympathetic
nerves, so regulates blood pressure and circulation, good for
weaning off sleeping pills.
-safe for children
PRECAUTIONS: narcotic, stimulates uterus so don't use in pregnancy
CONSTITUENTS: Alkaloids, including PASSIFLORINE (similar to morphine) HARMINE, HARMIOL, HARMAN, HARMOL. Bioflavonoids including APIGENIN, HOMORIENTIN, ISOVETEXIN, KAEMPFEROL, LITIOLIN, ORIENTIN, QUERCITIN, RUTIN, SAPONARETIN, SAPONARIN, & VIXETIN, sterols, sugars, gums
PREPARATION AND USE:
-standard infusion (1 tbsp in 3c water, taken 1c three times daily) May be mixed with warm milk and honey at bedtime
-tincture, 10-30 drops per dose
NUTRITIONAL USE: rich in flavonoids
USE IN MAGIC: Peace, Sleep, Friendships
-placed in house, will calm problems and troubles and bring peace
-carried, attracts friends and popularity
-placed below pillow, it aids sleep
-calms, soothes, and brings understanding to troubles emotions.
-calms anger and replaces it with an understanding of the human condition
-used in Autumn incense blends
-smoked to get high
USE IN PERSONAL GROWTH:
-peaceful balance and tranquility
-meditations with the flower can be mesmerising, due to it's mandelic appearance
-conflict resolution, reconciliation
"When I look within, I find that there are always more choices than I had thought available. In choosing the path of Love, I find peace."
THE FLOWER ESSENCE