Passionflower may help relieve anxiety and insomnia.
The common pharmaceutical treatment for anxiety and sleeplessness is a drug known as benzodiazepines (the most well-known of these would be Valium). However, these drugs are well-known for their risks of side effects, including the potential for developing a dependence or addiction, as well as negative interactions with other drugs or alcohol.
You may be surprised to learn that a study compared the effect of the herb Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) with benzodiazepine drugs, and found that the Passionflower extract was just as effective as the drug when it came to reducing anxiety. And it certainly is safer.
Suffering from anxiety and/or insomnia are a sign that there is an imbalance in the body. As with any health condition, it is important to always identify and address the underlying cause of the imbalance, not just treat the symptoms. This is where seeing a qualified natural healthcare practitioner may help.