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
- 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
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