Passion fruit

Scientific name of Passion fruit: Passiflora edulis

Name of Passion fruit in different languages:-

English: Edible Passion Flower,  Purple granadilla

Malayalam: Passionfruit-പാഷൻഫ്രൂട്ട്

Sanskrit: Mamataphala, Amlaphala

Hindi: Passion fruit

Plant description:

It is a woody, perennial, climber vine, growing up to 9 m in height with the help of tendrils, leaves are three-lobed, toothed, up to 20 cm long, deep green and glossy, and the stem is purplish. The flowers are fragrant, purple outer and white inner, fruits are ball-shaped or ovoid, purple or greenish-yellow, sized up to 3 inches, Numerous small and black seeds are contained in the fruits which are double-walled, membranous sacs filled with orange-colored and sweet and aromatic.

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Medicinal uses:

Asthma, BP, mouth ulcer, heart problems, Osteoarthritis, hypertension and anxiety

Chemical content:

Provitamin A beta-carotene, vitamin C, lycopene

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