Dr. Rawls is a licensed medical doctor in North Carolina and a leading expert in integrative health. He has extensive training in alternative therapies, and is the Medical Director of Vital Plan, a holistic health and herbal supplement company in Raleigh, NC.
Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) promotes relaxation and calm, and has long been used for maintaining a healthy nervous system and promoting restful sleep.* In its native Amazon, the woody vine of passion flower climbs into the rainforest canopy. When Spanish missionaries first noticed passion flower, they believed the large white flowers with pink centers resembled the crucifixion of Christ. Local inhabitants enjoy the fruit, but the bioactive extract is actually derived from the leaves of the plant. Passion flower is now grown worldwide, and its beneficial properties are well-known.
Passion flower has long been used for maintaining a healthy nervous system and supporting normal sleep.* It has a reputation for supporting restful sleep without causing a next-day hangover.*
Side effects: Rare.
Ashwagandha is one of the best and most well known herbs for maintaining healthy hormone levels and promoting calm.*
L-theanine crosses into the brain and affects neurotransmitters in such a way as to promotes calm and mental focus.*
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