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No passion here! Three ways passionflower winds you down

In short, the cousin of the exotic fruit, the passionflower’s purple flowers, vines and leaves have been used for centuries to alleviate anxiety, promote sleep, reduce pain and boost mood. It’s also full of antioxidants which mop up free-radicals and boost wellbeing from the inside out, which makes it a fabulous addition to our Social Elixir formulation. Combined with other ingredients like cacaolion’s mane mushroom, and damiana, Social Elixir brings both a stimulating and relaxing buzz. Helping to lift spirits, lubricate the senses, and spark conversations.

Three ways passionflower can benefit you 

1. Mental stress

Undoubtedly, passionflower is a great plant for keeping you chilled, dropping your stress levels and keeping you focused. With a long history of treating stress and anxiety relief, passionflower is thought to help ease pain and restlessness. It’s said to boost gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels, slowing the activity of the brain. This encourages the mind and body to calm down, leading to relaxation and feelings of peace.

2. Sleep

For the reasons above, it’s no doubt this then can have a positive effect on sleep. But there might be even more to this flower. Some recent studies indicate that it increases slow-wave sleep, promoting REM and reducing the times it takes to nod off and – although not fully studied in humans yet – it is also thought to improve memory. 

3. Gut health

Passionflower has also been known to ease the stomach. Two additional strains in the Passiflora family have demonstrated stomach-soothing properties, and things often run in the family! Although gut health studies have only been demonstrated on rats so far, many people refer to passionflower to help benefit digestive health. 


Supremely relaxing flower used across the world. 

Latin name: Passiflora incarnata
Function: Reduces stress and relaxes the body and mind.
Flavor: Floral, pungent and medicinal.
Actives: Apigenin, Chrysin, Vitexin

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