Name of Product: African Forest Medicinals Passion Flower Tincture
About: The beautiful Passion Flower (also know as the Purple Granadilla or Passiflora edulis), is a remarkable medicinal plant and one of the best aromatase inhibitors on the planet, which makes us feel incredibly grateful to be able to provide it to you!
How it works:
Aromatisation is the process in which DHEA, testosterone and progesterone convert into estrogen leading to an oestrogen dominance at times of high levels of chemical and emotional stressors to the body. Oestrogen dominance in turn is associated with a diverse range of health problems including breast, ovarian and uterine cancers in women, and prostate, colon and breast cancers in men.
Other symptoms of oestrogen dominance may include PMS, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, cervical dysplasia, fibrocystic breasts, fatigue, decreased libido, infertility and weight gain.
The passion flower (as well as the new growth tips of the leaves) contain a flavone called Chrysin which is a potent aromatase inhibitor and acts by inhibiting the process of aromatisation that leads to oestrogen demoninance. It is prepared as a powerful tincture in our African Forest Medicinals Passion Flower Tincture.
The nervine in the seeds of the fruit have a calming and relaxing effect, especially when taken in combination with cacao (passion fruit and cacao are also ridiculously delicious together!)
Passion flower also contains harmaline, an MAO-inhibitor, thereby acting as an effective anti-depressant as it blocks the re-uptake of serotonin and other feel-good chemicals in the brain, enabling their effects to be felt for longer.