Originally cultivated in places such as the Ococee River Valley of the Cherokee ancestral territory, the leaves of the Passion flower (Passiflora Incarnate) plant had become the favorite tea among the civilizations of the Americas, being an element community gatherings, and in traditional medicinal apothecaries.
Prepared alone in hot water, the Passion flower leaf has a strong, sweet taste similar to the rich fragrance of a flower. It must be tried to be believed, as it might be a perfect social drink, to share with others the good mood that the tea helps settle you into, calming the mind, while loosening the inhibitions and friction of daily life. It is used to treat insomnia and anxiety, with a mild sedative action taking effect usually around 20 minutes after the first cup.
Recent studies have found that Passion flower contains naturally occurring serotonin, and is effective in increasing the activity of neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. Recent studies about the medicinal properties of Passion flower leaf can be found at umm.edu.
Note: Please consult your doctor before drinking with a prescription sedative. Drink in moderation to assess its effect on sleeping patterns and mood.