Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata)

The passion flower is known by several names, some of them being maypop, and apricot vine. The name passion flower is actually very misleading; this flower has nothing to do with passion. The name was given to the flower by Spanish explorers and missionaries, who felt that the flower resembled the crown of thorns worn by Christ.

It is a fast growing perennial herb, the Passiflora incarnata belongs to the Passifloraceae family. It was initially used as a herbal remedy during the early years of the 1840's by Dr L. Phares of Mississippi.

Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) is a herb used to calm the nerves and support the everyday balance of the nervous system.

The active components of this herb include flavonoids, cyanogenic glycosides, alkaloids and saparin. Passiflora has also been involved in many clinical studies which affirm its traditional usage as a soothing and moderating herb.

The painkilling properties are employed when it is used for relief from headaches and toothaches and conditions that can be caused by nervous anxiety.

Dogs and humans suffering from epilepsy, neuralgia and acute anxiety have been given this herb with good effects. 

Puppy Anxieties

Puppies can feel anxiety symptoms similar to that of a small child, and owners with anxious puppies may want to try a natural herbal remedy rather than traditional medicine. Passionflower is usually combined with other essences in a supplement intended to calm your puppy.

Puppies can fret over being left alone. One of the most common forms of anxiety in puppies is separation anxiety, being away from its owner for extended periods of time.

A puppy may whine, destroy furniture and scratch, chew and dig at whatever it can if it is going through this emotional stress. Anxiety can cause stress and affect the overall health of a puppy just as worrying can cause stress in humans. Puppies may also experience anxiety when traveling or being away from home.

It can be administered as a tablet, liquid or powder depending on what your dog is more likely to accept. 

Natural Dog Remedies Containing Passion Flower

EaseSure - Canine and feline epilepsy natural remedy

Supports the brain and nervous system in dogs. EaseSure helps to maintain normal electrical balance in the brain, to create stability and natural equilibrium in the nervous system and support the natural temperature mechanisms in the dog's body.

PetCalm Formula for Anxious and Stressed Pets

PetCalm Formula provides support for the nervous system and helps your dog cope during difficult times.

PupTeeth - Naturally relieve pain in teething puppies and promote healthy dog teething

PupTeeth helps with the normal teething process in puppies and supports the growth of strong healthy new teeth and bones.

Because passionflower may stimulate the uterus, it should not be used by pregnant animals.

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