Next few days, I am going to talk about Chinese Herbal Medicine.. To illustrate the power within plants, I invite you to watch this time-lapse video of Purple Passion Flower showing off its tenacity and fitness to thrive and climb through obstacles. We use this plant for Rheumatic arthritis because it dispels wind-damp, activate blood and alleviate pain. It can also be used for insomnia, diarrhea, fracture, dysmenorrhea, neuralgia, nasal obstruction with running nose, common cold with headache. Traditionally, passion flower was used by Native Americans as a sedative. It is used in much the same way today; the German Commission E has approved the use of passion flower to treat nervous restlessness and exhaustion. It is also incorporated into many dietary supplements designed to promote sleep. It is frequently combined with valerian, lemon balm and other herbs to ease pain and tension and help people fall asleep. The main ingredients in passion flower are a series of flavonoids, including vitexin, isovitexin, and chrysin, which are believed to be responsible for its sedative, relaxing properties.