This page contains information on passionflower and how it is used as a herb in alternative herbal treatments to treat ailments and problems. Trigeminal neuralgia, or tic douloureux is the most common form of neuralgia. until the late 1980’s. Passiflora is a beautiful vine well-known for its flowery blossoms that are purple, blue and pink in color. Additionally, the extract is useful as a gargle for treating mouth and throat irritations. They also provide concentrated levels of different fruits, herbs and vegetables. Used alone, or in combination with other sleep aids, passionflower has been shown to induce restful sleep.
Current Status Lemon balm has been shown to be sedative, to relieve spasms, and inhibit the growth of fungi and bacteria. The German government allows preparations of lemon balm to be labeled for difficulty in falling asleep due to nervous conditions and for spasms of the digestive tract. Laboratory experiments have shown activity against viruses including mumps and herpes simplex. It is also suitable as massage oil for muscle tensions. In a clinical study of 115 patients with herpes, a cream containing 1 percent dried lemon balm extract was applied by the patients as needed five times daily for up to fourteen days until healing of herpes lesions was complete. Passionflower leaves (Passiflora spp.) are the only food source for gulf fritillary caterpillars (Agraulis vanillae, Nymphalidae). Unassisted healing usually takes ten to fourteen days.
A subsequent randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study compared the effect of the same cream with a placebo. Liquorice may assist in the treatment of peptic, duodenal and gastric ulcers due to its ability to inhibit inflammation 2. Preparations The dried leaf is available for use as tea. Flower buds from the tulip poplar have been used by American Indians as a soothing salve for burns. Consult your physician before using this product if you are pregnant, lactating, have high blood pressure, or are being treated for a serious medical condition.