Origin of passionflowerfrom the supposed resemblance of parts of the flowers to Jesus' wounds, crown of thorns, and the like
any of a genus (Passiflora) of mostly climbing plants of the passionflower family, with red, yellow, green, white, or purple flowers and usually small, edible, yellow or purple, egg-shaped fruit
designating a family (Passifloraceae, order Violales) of mostly tendril-climbing, tropical, dicotyledonous plants, including the maypop
or passion flower
Any of various chiefly tropical tendril-bearing vines of the genus Passiflora, having large showy flowers with a fringelike crown and a conspicuous stalk bearing the stamens and pistil.
Origin of passionflowerSo called because various parts were thought to recall the Passion—the filamentous corona being likened to the crown of thorns, the five anthers to the five wounds inflicted on Jesus, and the three bulbous stigmata of the pistils to the three nails used in the Crucifixion, for example
- Among the botanical remedies that may be effective for sleep disorders are valerian (Valeriana officinalis), passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), and skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora).
- Passionflower is virtually free of side effects when taken at recommended doses, and may be especially helpful for insomniacs who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, or muscle disorders.
- Its scent is reminiscent of a bottle of bubbly, and it's rich in ultra-hydrating ingredients, like grapeseed, mango, kiwi and passionflower extracts.
- Passionflower affects the nervous system, helping to ease tension within the body and having an antispasmodic effect on smooth muscles.
- Passionflower is common to use to treat insomnia, cramps, hysteria, and nerve pain and to aid asthmatics suffering from insomnia.