Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil

Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil

Passiflora incarnata, commonly known as Maypop, Purple passionflower, True passionflower, Wild apricot, and Wild passion vine, is a fast growing perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems. A member of the passionflower genus Passiflora, the Maypop has large, intricate flowers with prominent styles and stamens. One of the hardiest species of passionflower, it is a common wildflower in the southern United States. The Cherokee in the Tennessee area called it ocoee; the Ocoee River and valley are named after this plant, which is the Tennessee State Wildflower.

The dried, ground herb is frequently used in Europe by drinking a teaspoon of it in tea. A sedative chewing gum has even been produced. In cooking, the fruit of this variety is sometimes used for jam and jellies or as a substitute for its commercially grown South American brother.

Properties of the herb. Best used to help with sleep. If the fresh flowers are available, float them on water next to the bed for a wonderful sleep. A depressant to the motor side of the spinal cord. Slightly reduces arterial pressure while it increases the rate of respiration. Used to treat diarrhea, dysentery, neuralgia, sleeplessness and dysmenorrhea. (from Global Herb)

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