Natural health product, tradtionally used as a relaxing tea
Passionflower herb (Passiflora incarnata) may be smoked, steeped as tea or even reduced to crude alkaloid mix. Passionflower was used by the Incas for tranquil sedative effects and restful sleep.
When smoked, Passionflower gives a very mild, short-lasting high.
When drunk as a tea (2 heaped tablespoons /1pt boiled water), passionflower is a tranquiliser and sedative.
Remedial Actions: Sedative, anodyne, hypnotic antispasmodic. Calms the nervous system and promotes sleep. MAO Inhibitor. Also said to reduce nicotine cravings.
Caution: Avoid high doses during pregnancy. Passionflower contains Harmala alkaloids which are are short-term MAO inhibitors. Contraindications are that other materials contained in any crude alkaloid reduction can cause nausea. Be certain that you research MAO inhibition before dosing heavily with this herb.