Passionfruit comes from the passionflower on the vine.
And yes this fruit is wonderful and sweet, but the flower has amazing properties, plus is a very pretty flower!
Let’s take a look:
Passionflower is most well-known for its sedative effect - it was listed in the United States National Formulary until 1986.
It is required in higher doses for insomnia when used on its own and definitely should not be used with any prescribed sedative medication. It is useful in getting to sleep. In lower doses, passionflower is very popular for anxiety, nervousness and restlessness.
Other uses for this lovely herb:
- Can assist in the psychological symptoms of cannabis, alcohol and opiate withdrawal
- Can help as an anticonvulsant for seizures – can delay onset and decrease duration
- Can assist with diarrhoea and painful periods by acting on the nervous system – this has been a traditional use for many years
- Can help suppress coughs including asthma related coughs
Teas are a lovely way to take this herb - use the dried flowers in a tea infusion, then up to 2g of dried passionflower 3-4 times a day will see results.
It may take several days of regular intake before maximal effects may be felt.
Country of Origin: Italy