Some herbs give clues to their virtues in their names. Passionflower does the opposite; rather than raising fire, it helps to calm it down.
Passionflower is the first choice for people who have difficulty sleeping. It helps to ensure a restful nights sleep without the hangover feeling in the morning, that comes with many conventional sleeping pills.
Its sedative qualities also makes it useful for those who suffer from anxiety and nervousness.
In any situation where stress is a factor Passionflower may be worth trying. Take it last thing at night for sleeplessness (insomnia), or regularly throughout the day for nervous problems.
Passionflower is an antispasmodic and slightly painkilling so can be used to help manage illnesses involving pain, and can reduce the physical and emotion tension that comes with asthma.