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Bush Passion flower, wild water lemon,stinking passionflower, love-in-a-mist

Passiflora foetida

Description:

Passiflora foetida is an exotic medicinal vine.The fresh or dried whole plants as well as their preparations are accepted for medicinal use in America, Germany, France, and other European countries for the treatment of nervous anxiety.Researchers have also found that one chemical component of passionflower has antimicrobial activity,the decoction of leaves and fruits to treat asthma and biliousness,leaves and root decoction is emmenagogue, used in hysteria and leaf paste is applied on the head for giddiness and headache. REF :http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajb/article/viewFile/58170/46534

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7 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Does your region make drinks? How do they use the plant as a medicine? From what I have heard it is made into a drink? The seed part. In India is the flower used or just the leaves?

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Beautiful flower. I did not know it grew in India also?

Arun
Arun 8 years ago

@YukoChartraw .. 'love-in-a-mist' ...:)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

I love the names, too!

Arun
Arun 8 years ago

Thanks a lot YukoChartraw :)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!

Arun
Spotted by
Arun

Tiruppur, India

Spotted on Oct 21, 2012
Submitted on Oct 26, 2012

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