In the West, this plant is often called the Passion, because the missionaries saw in the complex structure of the flower symbol of the Passion. And in our country, the Knights' star. Bred for beauty. And in fact, passionflower valuable medicinal and cosmetic.

Passionflower   - Passiflora incarnate   - Powerful perennial vine. Her smooth climbing herbaceous stem reaches 1, 5-18 meters. On the stems are climbing tendrils.

Trёhrazdelnye leaves up to 18 cm and a width of 10-20 at the edges of gear sitting on long petioles. From above they are dull green, slightly pubescent along the veins.

Large flowers with a double perianth, 8-9 cm in diameter are placed one on long stalks.

They consist of five narrow sepals with awl-shaped appendages and purple corolla of five petals and a free two-layer fringed koronnovidnogo formation of slightly wavy strands of purple, too, with brightly colored tips. Passionflower blooms all summer.

Fruit - a greenish-yellow edible berry. When ripe shed.


Drugs are herbaceous stems, grass and fruits of Passiflora. The stems contain: Vitamin C, flavonoids, coumarins, alkaloids, quinones . The herb passionflower contains: vitamins, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, coumarins, quinones glycoside . Fruits contain: high volume vitamin C, macro and micronutrients .

Passionflower liquid extract is sold in pharmacies. Sell ​​it in capsules. It is used for neurasthenia, insomnia, headaches, chronic alcoholism, with convulsions, menopausal disorders and the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

The extract may be prepared in the home:

1 part of the dry raw sugar and 10 parts of boiling water in an enamel saucepan, cover with a lid, put in a water bath and boil for 15-20 minutes. Strain, pour into a saucepan and keep on heat until the volume of liquid is reduced by half.

In the treatment of Parkinson's disease, its extract is used as a sedative.

Preparations passionflower can not be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding a baby.

Passionflower herb is considered safe, but possible overdose hallucinations.

Long Passionflower should not be taken.

Decoction Passiflora rubbed the skin to give it freshness.

And from the fruit of Passiflora are prepared not only culinary specialties, but also a face mask.

Mask, anti-aging for all skin types

The fruit of passion fruit cut in half, remove seeds and turn it into a puree.

Take 2 tbsp. spoon the pulp, add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of sour cream and 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix well and apply on face for 20 minutes.

Rinse with warm water.


The mask for aging skin

2 tbsp. tablespoons passion fruit pulp mixed with 1 tbsp. Spoon the potato starch and add as much milk to get the consistency of sour cream.

Apply on face for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm decoction of parsley. After 5 minutes, wash chilled broth of parsley or wipe the face with ice.

Mask for oily skin

1 tbsp. spoon mashed pulp of passion fruit mixed with 1 egg yolk and 2 drops of lemon juice.

Apply on face for 10-15 minutes.

Rinse with lukewarm water. Wash with mineral water without gas.

Hydrating Mask

1 tbsp. passion fruit puree spoon mix with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 tbsp. spoon grated cheese. Stir well, apply on face for 15 minutes.

Rinse with warm brew green tea. And after 5 minutes rinse with cold water or rub the skin with ice cubes.

Mask reduces wrinkles

2 tbsp. tablespoons passion fruit pulp of ripe fruit mix with 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp. spoon heavy cream, mix well. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Removed with a cotton swab dipped in warm water. Then, ideally, to wash decoction of chamomile and wiped his face.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva