The herb Passiflora incarnata is also known simply as Passiflora. Common names include Passion flower or Maypop. It is a hardy perennial found originally in the wild in the Southern United States. Passiflora herb has a history of use in foods – having been used for jam as well as in infusions of tea.
Avena sativa, better known as the oat plant, can also be used as both a food and a herb. It is the green leafy parts of the oat plant which are used to make our Avena sativa tincture, rather than oat grain which is commonly used as food. Avena sativa herb contains a number of plant chemicals including a substance known as gramine. The amount of these plant substances is highest just as the plant is about to break into flower and the seeds begin to form.