Did You Know?
Do your New Year’s Resolutions look a touch tarnished in the full glare of the approaching summer light? Can you even remember what they were? If you resolved to give up a bad habit for good and all, and are struggling to fulfil or to maintain your resolution, Passiflora may help.
Passiflora was used with clonidine (also used in the treatment of motor vascular symptoms) to treat opium addicts who were detoxifying. They were compared to a control group who were given just the clonidine. Although the results on physical withdrawal symptoms were the same in both groups, the Passiflora group did better in managing mental symptoms.
Passiflora is an ‘anxiolytic’, which means that it calms symptoms of anxiety, reducing tension and spasm in the muscles and soothing jangled nerves. Many herbs have this ability to work on physical and mental symptoms at the same time, and Passiflora is particularly useful because it has no side effects and can be used over a long period, keeping you relaxed and able to focus on your goal without being bothered by rampaging withdrawal symptoms. It will ensure that you get a better quality sleep as well, helping with the transition from a wakeful state into restful sleep, without leaving you feeling ‘drugged’ the next morning.
Try it, and have another go at those resolutions