Product: Passion Flower Herb Powder
Latin Name: Passiflora incarnata
Plant Family: Passifloraceae
Other Names: Passion Vine, Grandilla, Maracoc, Maypops, Passiflora, Passionflower, Purple Passionflower, True Passionflower, Wild Passion Vine, Corona de Cristo, Fleischfarbige, Fleur de la Passion, Fleur de Passiflore, Flor de Passion, Grenadille, Maracuja, Passiflorae Herba, Passionblume & Wild Passion Flower.
Description: The passionflower is a perennial, climbing vine native to Southern and Central America that is now cultivated in Europe. It can reach a height of 10-12 metres and climbs by means of thin tendrils which spiral around the host plant to hold itself in place. The leaves are palmate, 3-lobed and alternate and 6–15cm in length. The 5-petaled flowers also have 5 sepals making it look like the flower has 10 petals; they are pale bluey white in colour with a purple ‘fringe-like’ layer of fine petals on top. The flower has 5 pale coloured stamens and 3 stigmas, the flowers are 7-10cm in diameter.
The powdered herb can be added to sleep pillows along with hops, chamomile and lavender and pot pourri to help relax and soothe. A decoction of the herb can be added to lotions, soaps, creams and bath products, infusions can be added to the bath as a bath tea with other soothing herbs such as lavender and rose petals to make a wonderfully fragrant and relaxing bath blend.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.