PASSIONFLOWER : violet flame of the mind

Updated: Sep 3, 2021

ENERGY: cooling, downward, sedating, dampening, mental/ cognitive affinity

MEDICINE: for the wired + frayed mind. Sleeplessness borne from tight + twisting mental activity

ACTIONS: nervine, sedative, hypotensive,

Tendrils of earths wildly stratosphere : The wind of the mind becoming manifest in an indigo explosion. Like a formless, body-less nervous system. Passionflower is the mind as a violet flora..


Passiflora IS thought, is the mind, is mental activity, is the violet vessels that traverse the skull. Everything of this plant resembles AIR, and everything of air is everything of wisdom, cut-edge clarity and consciousness. Consider the coloration of the crown + third eye chakra; deep amethyst-ine smoke. This is the terrain of the body on which Passionflower works.

Passiflora medicine is therefore the medicine for those with an imbalance of mental energy. The Gemini nature, the philosophers, the anxious, the traumatised...wether the mental energy is beneficial or bothering: passiflora will balance. As a nervine by nature, passiflora is most at home in the nervous system and brain; sedating, cooling, softening. Imagine a mist made of her soft purple petals, blanketing your brain and nerves and you will be close to recreating the effect of her medicine within the body.

Who would benefit from Passiflora medicine?

One could consider passiflora medicine for the human bound in anxiety + insomnia borne from a spinning, frazzled, frayed mind. Those sleepless nights of leadening thoughts. This human would resemble a terrain of wirey, purple bruise pre-storm skies. They might experience;

•Sleeplessness borne from tight thoughts keeping the consciousness hooked to the physical realm.

•Anxiety that looks like frays + loose threads, frazzled, burnt-out ends of a stick of dynamite. [A mind that looks like passionflowers own spirals]

•A general state where the mind needs somniforum: sleep.

Passiflora incarnarta means literally 'incarnated flower of passion', this name derives from the Christian Spanish missionaries invasion of passionflowers indigenous home: Peru, where they interpreted the flower to be symbolic of the passion of Jesus Christ. Let it be known that before this evangelisation, passionflower was natively called 'mahcawq' and known as 'the vine of souls' by the Inca and associated with the underworld by the Mayans. The native use was primarily also as a sleep-aid.


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