Binomial: Passiflora incarnata
Uses: Anxiety, insomnia, obsessive worrying, over thinking, stomach ulcers, relieving symptoms related to narcotic drug withdrawal. This dried flower may alleviate anxiety and nervousness but without triggering the dependence and withdrawal commonly found in anti-anxiety prescription medications. It is also believed to be a helpful aid in female anxiety during the menstrual cycle and menopause.
Effects: Calming and sleep inducing. Effects last between 2-4hrs.
Dosage: 1 Heaped teaspoon per cup of purified water. For anxiety: up to 4 cups per day. For insomnia: 1 cup an hour before going to bed. Can be used up to 2 months.
Directions: Add hot water (not boiling) to herb and let it sit for 10-15min before straining and drinking. Drink as is or add honey to sweeten. Has a very mild earthy taste.
Precautions: Should not be ingested if you are: on anti-anxiety or anti-depression medication, pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Effects of over use: unknown?
It is important to note that some people simply stop recalling their dreams at all when they start using Silene undulata or any other dream herbs.
It is not fully understood why this happens, but often, these people will begin experiencing lucid dreams when they stop taking the dream root.