Passion fruit is a flower, of exotic striking beauty, a nutritious tropical or subtropical fruit, high in antioxidants, vitamins, and plant compounds.
It is becoming very popular. The fruit is from the Passiflora vine, there are two kinds of flowers, purple and yellow. They have a hard rind and a seed-filled juicy center.
It is a small fruit, only 17 calories each but high in fiber, vitamin C and A. and carotenoids and polyphenols.
Passion fruit oil from the seeds of the fruit is vibrant yellow and is good for digestive complaints and a nourishing moisturizer for aging skin.
Historical Significance of Passion Flowers
Passion fruit and its oil has been grown and used by the Aztec and Inca civilizations in the Amazon rainforest for thousands of years.
It grows in many parts of the world, Asia, South America, Southern parts of America and Europe.
Internal Health Benefits of Passion fruit:
Preliminary studies show it can help with Asthma; in a study by Watson, March 2008 using the purple fruit peel extract reduced asthma symptoms up to 75% reduction of wheezing.
This fruit helps with the pain of Osteoarthritis using the fruit peel extract decreases stiffness and joint pain.
Passion fruit can reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and can help induce sleep.
Passion fruit helps stabilize digestive issues.
External Health Benefits of Passion fruit oil:
Passion fruit oil contains vitamins A and C, Essential Fatty acids (EFA). It has minerals like copper, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and carotenoid compounds.
- It protects against environmental stressors.
- Gives aging skin a more youthful and firmer appearance.
- Rejuvenating older looking skin, due to its vitamin A and carotenoids, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
- Helps plump and smooth skin due to the EFA’s of linoleic and oleic acids.
- It hydrates skin by drinking up this light and non-greasy oil, perfect for all skin types. It is a non-clogging skin moisturizer.
- It acts as an anti-inflammatory, good for any redness or irritation.
- Anti- itching ability if you have any insect bites or eczema or psoriasis.
It works best by adding oil to your favorite shampoo or moisturizer products to rejuvenate older skin cells.
You can add it to a carrier oil, such as jojoba or coconut oil, and massage into irritated or dry aging skin.
You will also find Passionflower tea and extract available in your health food stores. The tea is great for before bedtime to relax and help you sleep.
Where To Buy Pure Passion Fruit Oil: https://www.tropicalholistic.com/collections/carrier-oils/products/100-pure-virgin-maracujapassion-fruit-oil-2-oz
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist and Nutritional Health Consultant. Helps individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses.