For someone suffering from nervous tension and poor sleep, passion flower can be a real lifesaver. Passionflower has been long revered for its characteristic sedative properties. It has a reputation for restoring restful sleep without causing a next-day hangover. It also offers muscle relaxing and pain-relieving qualities.

Suggested Dosage: 150-300 mg of 10:1 extract at bedtime.

Side effects: Rare. Passionflower is listed under GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status by the FDA. This means it is considered as safe as any food substance.