Seemingly to live up to its name, passion flower has calming effects on mind and body having overflowing goodness. Also known as granadilla, passion flower is vine specie native to Brazil and Argentina. Now a day’s cultivated in many tropical and sub tropical countries, the passion flower is highly aromatic fruit having sweet and tartly flavor. The passion flower is highly consumed in salads, desserts, cocktails and flavoring agents due to their strong flavor.

Nutritional facts about passion flower – Commonly used to treat anxiety and treat restlessness and agitation, passion flower can treat ailments like seizures and indigestion. The flower is a rich source of vitamin A and fulfills about 43% of our daily vitamin A requirement. The 100gms of passion flower can provide 1.6 mg of iron, 68 mg of potassium and 29 mg of zinc. Also passion flower contains phytonutrients like lycopene and crpto-xanthin. It also contains Beta carotene and proteins. It is a good source of vitamins B2, B3, B6 and C. 

Health benefits of passion flower –

  • For treating alcoholism- The passion flower is an ideal ingredient for treating alcoholism as it helps in calming anxiety and restlessness which are the major reasons behind habit of drinking. It helps in reducing agitation and calms mind and body thereby helping a person to quit habit of drinking alcohol.
  • Protects against cancer – The release of free radicals in body leads to onset of cancer. These free radicals are resultant of aging effect of body. The presence of vitamin A and C and anti oxidants in passion flower helps in removing free radicals from the body. Thus it helps in protecting a body against cancer. The flavonoids in passion flower also help in fighting with cancer causing molecules in body.
  •  Blood pressure – Passion flower helps in lowering high blood pressure in body as it contains negligible content of sodium. Passion flower regulates the balance of electrolytes in body and controls muscle function of entire body. Also it helps in controlling the release of amount of calcium in arteries to avoid blockage. Thus it helps in maintaining appropriate levels of blood pressure in body.
  • Colon cleansing – The collection of toxins in body’s gastrointestinal and intestine tracts can lead to infections. This may also lead to growth of cancerous tissues. Passion flower contains a good amount of fiber that helps in detoxification of body and helps in regular bowel movement. It helps in colon cleansing.

In addition to maintaining an overall cardiovascular health, passion flower also boosts immunity of body and helps improve digestion. Passion flower is an ideal ingredient to calm body and soothe after effect of alcoholism.   

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