Purple or yellow passion-fruit, uses, curiosities and effects
There are several kinds of passion-fruit. They are born from the Passiflora flower genus. Among them are Purple Passion Fruit among others. Those best known worldwide have the binomial name Passiflora. Therefore the Yellow Passion Fruit is Passiflora ligularis, and Giant Granadilla Passiflora quadrangularis, also known as sweet granadilla.
Although it belongs to the Passifloraceae family of tropical climbing plants, there are loads of species of passion-fruits.
Passion-fruit has a thirst for a tropical environment and Global warming permits its introduction to the Mediterranean climate. For instance, I’ll show you some pictures of some of the passion fruit plants I have in my private balcony.
Flowers, Summer, and pollination
The Flowering occurs in the summer, although, if the weather gets a very hot or red alert, those flowers fall often and give no fruits.
Therefore as for the flowers, they last one day. I have no bees or many insects in my balcony, therefore, I have to pollinate my passion-fruit flowers with a cotton bud.
Healthy bark and fewer quantities to eat
Passion-fruit and Passion-Flower have many uses. People around the world eat the fruit or ingest it in the form of sedative pills. If you want a good night’s sleep, eat one passion fruit.
- Mix one tablespoon of Passion-fruit flour in a glass of water, and drink this mixture.
- After half an hour, eat your delicious and healthy meal.
- You’ll notice you will start to eat less and feel better.
The flour reduces fat absorption, gets lower levels of cholesterol. It helps to diminish the absorption of carbohydrates. It helps to fight obstipation, soothes, and treats insomnia.
At last but not at least, the passion-fruit detoxes and purifies the organism.
Uses for the leaves:
In the industry there are loads of these pills, you have to be careful with side effects. In case you’re taking antidepressives it is not very positive to add passiflora into your diet. It’s not quite good also if you are pregnant to take these pills.
Therefore, the leaves can be used to make tea. The tea will help you sleep better, or just take a bath, you have to boil some leaves and let it clear a little bit. There is a curiosity about these plants: I have several in my apartment, the lower leaves are elliptic, but those leaves which are above my head are trilobate.
They can also be burnt, to make the environment lighter, to clean your spirit and you will feel better after all.
Along with this, here’s a trick: After you take a bath with the Passion Fruit leaves, you can take a dry bath by passing your hands in your body and shake off the energy, after each passage. You will feel lighter and much better.
Here are the several uses for passion fruit, I hope you enjoy this article.