- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Passionflower: Nature's Miracle for Better Sleep and Anxiety Relief
Passionflower; Nature's secret weapon for better sleep and anxiety relief
For many years, I've searched for answers to my persistent insomnia and accompanying anxiety. I've reluctantly resorted to benzodiazepines such as Klonopin and Xanax to "take the edge off." I found that while they were effective, I developed an unhealthy dependence on them to acquire the desired benefits. I also found that they tended to "zone me out" as opposed to simply allowing my mind and body to relax.
A few years ago, I desperately sought to find a natural cure for my anxiety and inability to sleep. After tireless research, I came across passionflower. I was somewhat torn. Surely, my doctor knew best and something so readily available wasn't nearly as effective as a potent drug. Nevertheless, I gave it a try. I was astounded by the results. During the day, I would take a small amount of the liquid to assuage my anxiety. At night, I'd take a moderate amount to sleep. What I experienced was exactly what I'd always been seeking; something that simply allowed my mind and body to relax rather than force it to do so.
The mechanism of Passionflower's effectiveness is similar to benzo's in that it affects the GABA receptors of the brain, those most critical in cases of anxiety and insomnia. The difference is that passionflower doesn't carry the dependency or toxicity issues that come with pharmaceuticals.
If you've taken prescription medications to combat the issues of anxiety or insomnia, I highly suggest you give passionflower a try. If you're like me, these issues are so overwhelming that you've got little to lose and a more peaceful life to gain.
Please consult with your physician before discontinuing any medication protocol. This article is simply to share my experience in the hopes that this herbal remedy can bring relief to those who suffer from these debilitating conditions. I'm eternally grateful that I discovered this liquid gold.