Do you want to know which herb you can take to relieve insomnia, where to find it and how to take it? Read this article and you will.

Simple, soothing, and sleep inducing - that is what some fans of passionflower tea say about its insomnia fighting powers.

What is Passionflower?

Passionflower is a flowering plant that grows naturally in the Americas, from the southern United States all the way down to Argentina. It is sometimes also referred to as Apricot Vine, Passion Vine, Granadilla, Maracoc and Maypops.

Passionflower has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system, working to smooth the muscles of the body and to enhance digestion.

It also has a tranquilizing effect, including mild sedative and anti-anxiety effects. In studies conducted since the 1930s, the way it works has been found to be different than that of most sedative drugs (sleeping pills). Passionflower does not produce any side effects and results in a restful, relaxing sleep with no grogginess the next morning.

For that reason it has become commonly used as an herb to promote relaxation and sleep. It also is approved by the German Commission E in the treatment of insomnia and nervousness.

How to Use Passionflower for Improved Sleep

About one hour before bedtime, simply pour boiling water into your favorite mug over one teaspoon of dried passionflower. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes before drinking.

There are no reported side effects for passion flower at the suggested dosages. However, it is not recommended for use in pregnant women or children under the age of two. If already taking a sedative or tranquilizer, consult a health care professional before using passion flower.

Where to find Passionflower.

Most towns and cities have good herbal shops that will stock Passionflower. If you have difficulty finding it there, you will easily be able to find it online.

And finally, Passionflower is likely to help with occasional insomnia, but it may not be enough for regular or persistent cases of sleeplessness.

Author's Bio: 

To overcome chronic insomnia I recommend a revolutionary new insomnia relief program that I’ve recently come across. It’s getting rave reviews from many of my clients. Click the highlighted text to get the details.

From Mark Ament - Natural Healing Advocate - Healthy Living Expert