Passionflower is cooling to the body, calming to the mind, and soothing to the spirit. It quells anxiety and quiets the ruminating mind. This plant is gentle yet profound. It can be administered as a soothing tea for children or the elderly and can help to induce a deep sleep in those that are overworked or stressed out. Herbalists have a high regard for the soothing properties of passionflower and recommend it as a general nerve tonic to treat nervous stress. The Commission E approved its use for anxiety. Passionflower is used to gently relax the mind/body to prepare for a more restful nights sleep. Other uses include neuralgia including post herpes nerve pain and shingles. Together in an extract, the alkaloids and flavonoids of passionflower are stronger sedatives and relaxants that one isolated chemical, reminding us of the wisdom of using the whole herb, instead of isolated extracts.