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Passion fruit

Scientific name of Passion fruit: Passiflora edulis

Name of Passion fruit in different languages:-

 English: Edible Passion Flower,  Purple granadilla

Malayalam: Passionfruit-പാഷൻഫ്രൂട്ട്

Sanskrit: Mamataphala, Amlaphala

Hindi: Passion fruit

Plant description:

It is a woody, perennial, climber vine, growing up to 9 m height with the help of tendrils, leaves are  three-lobed, toothed, up to 20 cm long, deep green and glossy, the stem is purplish. The flowers are fragrant, purple outer and white inner, fruits are ball shaped or ovoid, purple or greenish yellow, size up to 3 inches, numerous small and black seeds contain in the fruits which is double-walled, membranous sacs filled with orange-colored and sweet and aromatic.

Useful plant parts:


Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-toothed Venation-Reticulated
 ovate  Margin_Dentate-with-symetrical-teeth  Recticulate


passionfruit-purple yellow-passionfruit


Medicinal uses:

Asthma, BP, mouth ulcer, heart problems, Osteoarthritis, hypertensionand anxiety

Chemical content:

Provitamin A beta-carotene, vitamin C, lycopene

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