Insomnia accompanied by hemorrhoids, pain in the coccyx, or discomfort during or just before menstruation
Origin : Native to the southern US and Central and South America, and now cultivated worldwide.
Background : This plant has long been used by indigenous peoples in Central and North America for its valuable sedative and tranquilizing properties.
Preparation : The fresh or dried leaves, gathered in spring, are finely chopped and steeped in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : The classic symptom linked with Passiflora is insomnia. Those who respond best to the remedy tend to lie awake at night and become exhausted. They are prone to odd sensations; they may feel that their eyeballs are protruding, as if being pushed out of their heads, or that the tops of their heads are lifting off. On lying down they may feel that their heels are rising up in the air. Passiflora is considered particularly effective for alcoholics and screaming children. The remedy may also help whooping cough that is worse at night, and insomnia accompanied by hemorrhoids, pain in the coccyx, or discomfort during or just before menstruation.
Symptoms Better : For remaining quiet.
Symptoms Worse : At night; for mental anxiety and excitement; for exhaustion; after meals.