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Passion Flower Benefits – Passiflora Incarnata

A Useful, Medicinal, Edible Vining Plant

There are many passion flower benefits derived from the nutritious leaves, flowers and fruit of the passion flower plant. Known also as Maypops, Passion Flower, Purple Passionflower, Apricot Vine, Maypop, Wild Passion Flower, Purple Passion flowers

There are numerous passion flower benefits for health and food which we touch on in this article.

George Stewart of Edible Landscaping Nursery shares helpful information on the passion flower benefits in the video below as well. This article is a summary of that presentation.

Common Names for Passion Flower, Passiflora incarnata

  • Maypop
  • Passion Flower
  • Purple Passionflower
  • Purple Passion flower
  • Apricot Vine
  • Wild Passion Flower

Vining Passion Flower Maypop Vs. Passion Fruit

The Maypop variety of passion flower — Passiflora incarnata — has a more beautiful flower, but less spectacular fruit. Smaller and more tart, the mature yellow fruit of the passion flower plant is popular for jams.

The Passiflora edulis, AKA likikoi in Hawaiian, is the passion plant with the most delicious fruit. While the flower isn’t as purple as the Passiflora incarnata, it’s still a lovely blossom to behold.

Passion Fruit Flower – Passiflora Edulis – Image by Lucia Barabino from Pixabay

Passion Fruit Uses

Raw of Cooked Passion Fruit

  • High in niacin
  • Good for jams and jellies
  • Add to smoothies

Passion Flower Leaves – Raw or Cooked as you would spinach

  • Salads
  • Steamed
  • Stir fry
  • Sautéed
  • Added to soups

Passion Flowers – Cooked

  • Cook passion flowers as a vegetable
  • Make into a syrup

Passion Fruit Medicinal Benefits

  • Antidepressant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Calming
  • Diaphoretic
  • Female reproductive issues
  • Homeopathy
  • Hypnotic
  • Narcotic
  • Sedative
  • Vasodilator  

Passion flower leaf is very calming without make you feel like you’ve taken any kind of drug.
~George Stewart, Edible Landscaping Nursery

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A dropper full of tincture is usually equal to a couple hands full of tea, so you’re just concentrating it.
~George Stewart, Edible Landscaping Nursery

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A dropper full of passion flower tincture gives [me] really great lucid dreams.
~George Stewart, Edible Landscaping Nursery

Passion Flower Feature Image by RobinVerhoef from Pixabay

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