Effects of Passion flower
Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata) is used since ancient times for the soothing and calming effects.
Effects of a low dose
In higher dose:
Mild hallucinogenic effects
The Passiflora incarnata is one of few passionflower species that contains the alkaloids harmine and harmaline. These alkaloids ork as an MAO inhibitor and should be used very carefully in the case you are looking to strengthen the trips from other organics.
Use of Passion Flower
Passion flower is mostly used as a tea:
To brew a tea, add 2 grams to 150ml of boiled hot water.
Steep this for 30 minutes
Add sugar or honey to your liking.
Do not drink more than 4 cups a day.
When you want to induce the mild hallucinogenic properties of Passion Flower, you can increase amount added to the tea to 15 grams.
Be aware that one should not ingest certain foods and drinks 24 hours prior to having the tea. A list can be found here. Also: do not use certain substances when using MAOI.
Passion Flower is a beautifull climbing vine native to South America and is used to make medicine and as a way to flavor food. There are more then 500 species of Passion flower.
Historically passion flower the and herbel supplements are used to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizures and hysteria. The roots and leaves were used by native shamans to treat epilepsy, hysteria ans insomnia. Nowadays the Passion Flower is popular as an ordimental flower and the fruits are eaten world wide.