Passiflora – Unusual Flower

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This plant is a fast-growing vine. The flowers are blue, star-shaped, 8-10 cm (3.1-3.9 inches) in diameter, with an original shape: five petals and five sepals open in the form of a star; they bloom from June to September. For such a luxurious outfit, he is called the “star of the cavalier”. The colorful flowers produce pink and purple stamens. The fruits are yellow-orange berries.

Passiflora - Unusual Flower

Passiflora caerulea is not demanding, but grows better in well-drained, fertile soils. It needs regular watering in hot, dry summers. It can withstand temperatures up to -5°C (23°F).

In the fall, they are cut and used as medicinal raw materials. Sometimes Passiflora caerulea is grown as a houseplant.

The herb Passiflora caerulea is used as a sedative for neurasthenia, chronic alcoholism, as well as in the menopausal period. Alcohol tincture is prepared at the rate of 10 g (0.3 ounce) of grass per 100 g (3.5 ounce) of alcohol. Usually it is drunk in drops, starting from 1 and up to 35 per day. To prepare a decoction, one leaf is enough for a glass of boiling water.

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