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Passionflower is a plant native to the United States that has been used traditionally to treat anxiety and insomnia. Some research suggests that passionflower may help reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality. The plant is used as a natural sedative, to relieve anxiety symptoms. In addition, it eases insomnia, menopause symptoms and inflammations. This use is due to the large presence of saparin, a substance that acts on the central nervous system and helps create a sense of relaxation.






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What are Passion-flower benefits?

Passion-flower is one of the most popular herbs for treating insomnia. Its relaxing effects can help relieve anxiety and promote restful sleep. Passion-flower can also help treat other health problems, including headaches, muscle aches, and even depression.

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Passion-flower and Sleep

Sleep is a very important physiological process, as it regulates the body's functions. It is responsible for promoting / facilitating energy conservation, synthesis and secretion of hormones and proteins, learning and memory through brain changes. Sleep is mainly driven by the circadian cycle, which involves exposure to light, hormones such as melatonin, and hypothalamic activity. The compounds that help regulate sleep work in different pathways, they can facilitate the process of falling asleep, increase the duration of continuous sleep or improve the quality of sleep.

Passion-flower and Sleep Latency

Sleep latency is the time it takes between being awake and actually falling asleep. More importantly than many think, sleep latency is linked to and impacted by the stages of sleep. Fortunately there are natural solutions to improve latency and quality of nightly rest.

Passion-flower and Sleep Duration

Sleep duration refers to the total amount of sleep obtained, either during the nightly sleep episode or during the 24 hours. Getting a full, uninterrupted sleep can be difficult and is considered a disorder, but there are natural solutions that can help.

Passion-flower and Stress

Stress can be understood as a situation in which the individual is physically or mentally overloaded, which can cause pain, tension and physical injury, as well as emotional fatigue, tiredness, reduced productivity and attention. The substances that help control stress act on hormonal regulation (for example, cortisol), on the circadian cycle and promote physical and mental relaxation.

Passion-flower and Anxiety

Anxiety is the body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come. It can be triggered by a specific situation and not last long - which is very common and ok - or it can be a generalized disorder (which is considered a illness) that can bring harm to everyday life and also cause other conditions like depression.

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