This medicinal plant is known by many names, such as passion flower, grenadine, passionflower, Christ flower, or also red passionflower. This plant is common in the southern United States and the Antilles and was brought to Europe in the 17th century.
The Blue Passionflower (P.caerulea) is found in almost all of South America. It is also known by the names of mburucuyá, passion fruit (P.edulis) and is common in Chile and predominantly in Brazil.
There are countless variants of this plant around the world.
These plants grow in tropical areas, and are cultivated for their fruits, which are an important resource for the beverage, jam, etc. businesses.
Passionflower is closely related to religion, but it is also known for its benefits on the body and its positive impact on health. Here you will know a little more about this curious plant!
Properties of the Passionflower.
This plant has anxiolytic, sedative, antispasmodic and somniferous properties, making it excellent for anxiety and does not generate dependency.
It is ideal for all people who suffer from nervous tension.
Stress prevents us from falling asleep, or causes insomnia, so we end up having bad nights of sleep. This plant is excellent for treating these types of disorders, as it has a relaxing effect on the brain, so we can rest peacefully throughout the night.
It is also excellent for fighting the flu and the common cold.
Another of its properties is an antispasmodic effect, that is, it is excellent for treating pain and involuntary movements of some parts of the body caused by stress.
In addition, it is one of the plants recommended for the treatment of symptoms caused by withdrawal symptoms caused by excessive consumption of narcotic drugs.
Benefits of the Passionflower.
Thanks to these excellent properties, the passionflower can provide excellent benefits for the body, here are some of them:
- It has a sedative effect, so it helps calm nerves and stress.
- Helps to fall asleep and fight insomnia.
- It helps with menstrual cramps and to improve the symptoms of menopause.
- It calms the pains in the body caused by emotional problems.
- Reduces tremors caused by Parkinson’s.
- Soothe headaches.
- Helps regulate blood pressure in hypertensive people.
- Helps improve hyperactivity in children.
- Helps with anxiety caused by dieting.
Uses of the Passionflower.
As you may have seen, passionflower is a fantastic plant that regulates all kinds of nervous and emotional problems, so we leave you a wonderful and very simple infusion recipe so that you can enjoy all its benefits:
1 teaspoon of dried passionflower leaves.
1 cup of water.
1) Boil the cup of water in a pot.
2) When it starts to boil add the leaves and cook for 3 minutes.
3) After this time, turn off the fire.
4) Place a lid on the casserole and let it rest for a few minutes.
5) Strain and you have your passionflower infusion ready.
Remember to check with your doctor before using any medicinal treatment.