Botanical name : Passiflora caerulea Linn.
Family : Passifloraceae
Rasa : Amla, Kashaya
Guna : Guru
Virya : Snigdha
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Passion fruit
Hindi : Passion fruit
Malayalam : Passion fruit
Distribution – Throughout India, cultivated.
A perennial tendril climber grows over large trees and bushes. Leaves palmately 3-7 lobed and alternate. Leaves are opposed by tendrils. Flowers bluish purple colored, axillary and very attractive. Fruits globose greenish berries, containing numerous small brownish seeds, covered by slimy sour pulp.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, hysteria, insomnia, epilepsy, anxiety neurosis, and depression. It has mood elevating property. Fruit is one of the richest sources of anti oxidants.
Useful part : Fruits, Leaves.