Profile: Passionflower is a relaxing herb. Southern North American perennial vine. Spanish missionaries named Passiflora incarnata passion flower after the Passion of the Christ. Our passionflower powder can be encapsulated, used in liquid extracts, and infused topically.
Passionflower calms the mind, body, and spirit. It settles a brooding mind, promotes natural relaxation, and reduces tension. Gentle yet profound, this plant. As a relaxing tea, it can calm toddlers or the elderly. Apricot vine, maypop, and wild passionflower are other names.
P. incarnata is a perennial climbing vine in the Passifloriaceae family with 3 lobed, palmate leaves and "complex but comely blossoms." Five stamens and three stigmas "protrude from the flower's center like spaceship antennae," writes Steven Foster. Five petals and sepals are surrounded by lacy, purple coronal filaments. One begins to understand "passion" The name has moral roots. Nicolas Monardes, a Spanish doctor, 'discovered' this shrub in Peru in 1569. Spanish missionaries interpreted it as a symbol of Christ's crucifixion. Three stigmas signified the "nails of crucifixion," coronal filaments were the "crown of thorns," five stamens were the wounds, and 10 sepals represented ten followers (Judas and Peter got left out due to their overall poor behavior). This flower was used to teach natives about Christ. P. incarnata is native to Virginia to Florida, Texas, Mexico, Central and South America. This vine prefers full sun and a trellis or fence to climb. Despite its beauty and usefulness, it's considered a weed. Over 500 species, mainly from the Americas, exist. P. edulis is the tropical "passion fruit" eaten as a fruit and processed into juice in Mexico, Brazil, and surrounding countries. It's a popular US flavour. In the southwest, P. foetida, P. Mexicana, and P. tenuiloba are utilized similarly to P. incarnata.
Passiflora has been used since prehistoric times. Algonkian Indians prospered in Virginia, where ancient seeds were recovered. Algonkian Indians ate passionflower fruit, according to early European settlers. The Cherokee widely used P. incarnata root. Fruits, leaves, and young tendrils were boiled or fried and consumed. Native cultures used the plant as a poultice. Europe has used P. incarnata since 1787. Passionflower has been employed as a magical charm to attract friendships and bring peace in the spirit realm, and its leaves can be utilized to promote harmony and reduce discord.
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