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There are many plants in the world that we see but we do not know what they are, whether they are edible or can benefit our health.
One of these plants is Passion Foetida whose fruits are edible when ripe.
The fruit is a small berry, it tastes sweet, aromatic and yellow when it its ripe.
Unripe fruits are green and cannot be consumed raw, because they contain cyanide, which can harm the human body.
Ripped fruits of wild Passion Fruit are delicious, but they are also a rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber.
100 grams of fruit contain about 97 calories.
Fruits are an excellent source of dietary fiber, in 100 grams of fruit pulp, we find 10,4 grams of fiber.
The wild passion fruit has a rich content of vitamin C, about 30 milligrams per 100 grams, and a high content of vitamin A and flavonoid antioxidants, such as beta-carotene and Beta-cryptoxanthin.
Consuming natural fruits rich in vitamin A and flavonoids can help protect against lung cancer and oral cancer, but also, to support a healthy skin.
All parts of this plant are effective as: anti-inflammatory, sedative, diuretic and antipyretic.
Fruits are also effective in relieving the pain, having analgesic properties and helping with lung health.
This plant its use in alternative medicine to treat: inflammation of the lymph nodes of the throat – cervical lymphadenitis, insomnia, anxiety, nightmares, abnormal chronic neurasthenia fatigue, hypertension, chyluria – lymph fluid in the urine, scabies, coughing and leg ulcers.
The strains and leaves of this plant its said that are toxic and can cause poisoning in animals.
But, young shoots and leaves are harvest and used as vegetables in some Southeast Asian countries.
They its cook for a long and prepare in different dishes.
Passiflora contains indole alkaloids, mainly Harman, along with Harmaline and Harmine.
It also has glycosides and flavones, such as: pasiflorine and sterols. Harman is known for displaying central stimulation activities by inhibiting monoamine oxidase.
Fruits its used for asthma and abdominal pain caused by biliousness.
This plant is also traditionally used also, for: diarrhea, inflammation of the neck and ears, liver disorders, tumors, seizure treatment, skin disorders, and wound poultices. As a curiosity, this passion flower species is good for making detergents, being one of the plants that contain saponin, a substance that makes foam in contact with water, and sometimes can replace soap.
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