Maypop (Passiflora Ιncarnata)

Maypop or Wild Apricot (Passiflora incarnata) is a climbing plant. It is used to treat anxiety and overexertion. It can even reduce the pain of the period. However, it is not recommended for pregnant women.

Available cut.

Description

General Informations

Maypop or wild apricot (Latin Name: Passiflora incarnata) belongs to the family Passifloraceae. It is an evergreen climbing plant that blooms from June to July. Its flowers can be varied between purple and pink. The plant is collected after the ripening of its fruits and dried for future use.

Health Benefits and Uses

Traditionally, it has been used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and overeating. Even today it is used for its sedative properties. At the same time, it can slightly lower blood pressure. It contains alkaloids and flavonoids and the combination of these gives it its sedative properties, but without making it a drug. Reduces symptoms and pain during menopause and menstruation respectively.

Available Forms:

  • Cut

 

It is not recommended for pregnant women.

Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.