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Passion Fruit Medicinal Uses

The fruit aids in digestion, checks scurvy and cures spasms and convulsions, nervous pain, weakness, nervous headaches and hysteria. The fruit also acts as a sedative.

             
(Passiflora edulis) Passion flower or Passion fruit is found in most of the tropical countries. It is a woody climber, 8 to 12 meters long bearing 3-lobed leaves. It bears solitary, fairly large and beautiful flowers with white and purple corona. The fruit is 2 to 3 inches in diameter, a round berry, having seeds and juice inside. The inner pulp has a pleasant odor and makes a wonderful drink which is rich in vitamin C.

Parts Used: The leaves and the fruit

            

Medicinal Uses

  • Prevents or cures spasms and convulsions
  • Sedative in nature
  • Remedy for nervous pains, especially along the facial nerves, weakness, nervous headache, and hysteria
  • Helps in digestion
  • For the treatment of duodenal, nervous ulcers

How to Use

  • The infusion of the leaves is soothing.
  • The fruit aids in digestion, checks scurvy and cures spasms and convulsions, nervous pain, weakness, nervous headaches and hysteria. The fruit also acts as a sedative.
  • Infusion or decoction of the leaves makes a good tea which is used in the treatment of duodenal, nervous ulcers in conjunction with flaxseeds.

Active Principles: Organic acids, citric acid, amino acids, and proline

To know more on how to prepare and use herbs, visit How to Use Plant Material as Medicine

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  1. Nice post, i like it

  2. A very interesting share here news to me Gift liked it cheers

  3. Good educational article.

  4. Interesting fruit. I haven’t tried it yet.

  5. You make me want to go out now (9:30pm) to buy some passion fruit. It sounds very healthy. Also, nice writing.

  6. Thanks for the useful information, gift.

  7. Informative article. I love passion fruit and we have a lot of it here.

  8. Good stuff!

  9. very good to know about the benefits of passion fruits.
    Nice flower too.

  10. A good health info in your post.

  11. Now, I wouldn’t have guessed.

  12. gud share

  13. good post

  14. Lots of that here, but we just get its juice.

  15. Good and educational read.

  16. I love passion fruit, we used to gather them from fields and pastures but I haven\’t seen any for years.

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