Although the exact location is not known, the Passion Flower
is thought to have originated somewhere in the Caribbean or southeastern North America (near Florida) and in the tropical rainforests of South America. The beautiful, sweet scented flowers are highly sought after and considered to be the most potent part of the plant.
The name Passion Flower
refers to the passion of Christ: the 3 stamens represent his wounds, and the 12 petals represent the apostles.
is also commonly known as, Maypop, apricot vine, passion vine, purple passion flower
Traditionally, the fresh or dried whole plant has been used in herbal medicines as a antispasmodic, hypnotic, and sedative and as a treatment of nervous anxiety. The medicinal properties of Passion Flowers
have been known to Native Americans for centuries. The Cherokee used the Passion Flower
in religious ceremonies.
The fresh or dried whole plant as well as their preparations are accepted for medicinal use in Germany, France, and other European countries for the treatment of nervous anxiety, in daily dosages equivalent to 0.5 to 2 g. of the herb, or 2.5 g in tea (about a teaspoon of the dried, ground herb).
*This high quality herb is certified Kosher
As with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.
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