(Passiflora incarnata) Passionflower is used in Italy to treat hyperactive children. In the Yucatan it used for insomnia, hysteria and convulsions in children. It works well for such conditions because it is quieting and soothing to the nervous system. It is good for unrest, agitation and exhaustion. This makes passionflower helpful for those who want to wean themselves from synthetic sleeping pills and tranquilizers. An added bonus is that this herb does not cause depression nor disorientation. It is also thought that passionflower kills a form of bacteria which causes eye irritations; therefore, it is good for inflamed eyes and dimness of vision.