Kathleen B. Shannon, MA, LPC

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Passionflower for sleep

Insomnia can be a big problem for a lot of people, and many want to use more natural, sustainable alternatives to pharmaceuticals.  I was at the gym the other day, and one of my gym buddies told me that she was so excited to find wild passionflower on her farm. When I asked why, other than I thought it was an interesting looking flower, she said that she made a highly effective tincture from it which helps her sleep, as well as reduce pain and inflammation.

I was excited to find out more. Going online, I found a few articles indicating that passionflower is very effective for sleep, anxiety, pain, and inflammation.  While there are studies ongoing, its uses to this end look very promising, as well as possibly helping with seizures and epilepsy.

I told her that I would like to try it for myself, and have some tinctures available in the office for you to purchase, so you can see how well it works for you.

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