Have you heard of Passionflower? You might recognize it better as passion flower, maypop, apricot vine, maracuja, water lemon, corona de cristo, passion vine, purple passion flower, wild passion flower, or even Passiflora incarnata.
Passionflower has some amazing benefits that might help you get through some of your crazy days. Check it out.
Well, it’s not the prettiest flower you’ve ever seen but it sure has some amazing benefits. With around 500 known species of passionflower (the family of plants is known as passiflora), this baby has been used for quite some time.
Passionflower has also been used all over the world: Spanish explorers in the 16th century learned about passionflower from native Peruvians, Native Americans have used passionflower to help treat a variety of conditions, and in Europe, Passiflora incarnata has been used for restlessness and agitation.
What Are The Benefits of Passionflower?
We love passionflower for so many reasons:
- Promotes feelings of calmness and relaxation*
- Natural stress-relief*
- Can help with feelings of worry, nervousness, and unease*
- Can improve sleep quality*
- Non-addictive and non-habit-forming*
And passionflower extract increases GABA in the brain. More on that next!
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid produced naturally in the brain that acts as a neurotransmitter (aka a chemical messenger).
It’s known to block certain stress-inducing signals in the central nervous system which provides a calming effect to the brain and body.
Other amazing benefits of GABA include antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, workout recovery and muscle building, enhanced thinking, and stress reduction.
Where else can you get some GABA in your life? Foods that are rich in probiotics like fermented pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, plain kefir, and coconut water kefir can help increase GABA levels.
With that being said, some of those foods are not necessarily foods that you are eating every day, so you might be interested in other ways to increase your GABA levels, and that’s where passionflower comes in.
Why’s Passionflower In Your Zen Drops?
Passionflower is the active ingredient in our Zen Drops, which makes it a pretty big deal since there are only 3 other ingredients in it (one of those being water).
In all of our products, we look for safe, effective, and natural ingredients that help simplify and improve your life.
From natural stress relief to increased GABA levels, passionflower packs some amazing benefits.*
So, the next time you’re looking for naturals ways to relax, look for products that include passionflower, or just check out our Zen Drops :)!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.