This plant belongs to the Plasifloraceae family and is popularly known as passion flowers , but it also receives other names depending on the country, such as passion fruit, granadilla, pasionaria, among others. Passionflower
It is a plant with abundant flowers that can show different ranges of colors. Although it is used as a remedy in natural medicine, it also has a decorative function . Some of its characteristics are as follows: it grows during the spring , it is a vine and behaves like any other, it needs little irrigation, it is cultivated in temperate climates and its flowers are picked at the end of May. Its flowers have a strong odor and this causes bees to approach them often.
It is a medicinal plant with many healing properties.
There are many benefits of this plant, as they act as a natural anti-inflammatory, against stomach upset, as an analgesic and against anxiety . In this sense, historically, it is used as a calming herb to combat agitation, nervousness, anxiety states, sleep disturbances or arrhythmias. It is also used to alleviate menopause symptoms. Its effects are quick and can be consumed at any age. Passionflower
Passionflower is recommended for those who suffer from panic attacks, who find themselves in a stressful situation or who have trouble sleeping. All of its properties are due to the presence of alkaloids, a substance that helps to balance the nervous system . As for its composition, there are several active principles: phytosterols, flavonoids, as well as calcium and sugars.
Consumed in infusion form
This plant is usually consumed in the form of tea and its effects are similar to those produced by a conventional anxiolytic, but with the advantage of not producing any side effects. However, its relaxing effect makes it inadvisable to consume before driving. In some cases, doctors advise against its consumption during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Passionflower
As with most infusions, it is recommended that the passion flower is initially introduced in cold water and after heating, let it rest for a few minutes.
Its flowers are edible and have a pleasant taste. Finally, its characteristic aroma makes this plant used in aromatherapy treatments. Passionflower