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Passion Flower

PF tea                        passion flower

I have completed an experiment with the herbal supplement Passion Flower*.   And after taking three 210 mg tablets a day, for 60 days, I’m experiencing some relief from the continual muscle aches that accompany Parkinson’s.   I usually experience an aching feeling in my body caused by muscle stiffness, which is one of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s.  My regular medications provide some relief from this symptom, but I still feel “uncomfortable” most of the time.   Could the nutrients in Passion Flower be responsible for providing relief from muscle rigidity?

The Vitamin Shoppe’s web site states, “Passion Flower is intended to provide nutritive support for normal, healthy relaxation.  The German Commission E has approved the use of Passion Flower for nervous restlessness.”  It also shows Passion Flower used to reduce stress and anxiety, and to support and improve sleep, mood, pain management, and brain function.

Has anyone else tried Passion Flower?  What has your experience been?

In the past, I’ve written about the positive effects of coconut oil on improving absorption of the drug in one’s system, which reduces the medications ‘on’ and ‘off’ times.  I think the combination of Passion Flower and coconut oil can bring significant relief from the symptoms of Parkinson’s by reducing muscle stiffness and decreasing medicine ‘on’ and ‘off’ time.

Last, I was surprised to Passion Flower as an herbal tea.

*Be advised, I am not a medical professional and the information contained in this blog represent my personal point of view. Individuals should seek medical advice before starting an exercise routine or using any nutritional supplements.

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