Passionflower is a perennial vine that grows in many parts of the world, including the southern United States. The unusual name was coined by Spanish missionaries in Peru, who viewed the flower as a symbol of crucifixion. The flowers are typically a beautiful deep blue or purple, and because of their excellent taste they are often used to flavor teas and beverages. Native Americans used passionflower to treat a wide variety of ailments, including boils, bruises, and general pain relief. Modern use focuses more on relieving anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
Scientists continue to research why passionflower seems to have so many potential uses. One theory is the alkaloid “benzoflavone” within passionflower, which has been shown to increase GABA in the brain. GABA helps regulate our neurotransmissions, providing positive benefits related to relaxation, anxiety, stress, and better sleep.
Crux Relax uses passionflower, in combination with other active ingredients magnesium, GABA, and L-Theanine, to help with relaxation and stress relief. Since passionflower is frequently consumed as a hot tea, Crux Relax tablets can be served hot or cold. Let us know your favorite preparation method!
* Note that this article is not medical advice. Always talk to a medical professional about health matters.