Passion Flower is a beautiful flowering vine that has over 400 species. The plant features a tasty fruit and vibrant flower. For centuries, early communities in North and South America used passion flower as a natural remedy. Spanish explorers discovered the plant while exploring Peru and believed the flower symbolized the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, thus the name Passion Flower. Subsequently, the plant gained popularity throughout the Europe and is still used today to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Passion flower offers a wide range of health benefits including:
- Relieve Insomnia
- Calm stress and anxiety
- Reduce blood pressure
- Ease inflammation
- Lower Insulin levels
The flower, fruit, leaves, and stem all have various curative properties. Flour has been made out of the rind of the passion flower fruit. Liquid extracts and tinctures are also available. Clair’s Teas of Joy blends passion flower with chamomile and rose in their Emotional Balance herbal infusion. Try the Emotional Balance tea and enjoy the health benefits of passion flower firsthand.
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