midoriherbs

The wonderful world of herbs!

PASSIONFLOWER

Leave a comment

passionThese strange and intricate beauties have started opening up all over the garden at the moment.  Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a mildly sedative and antispasmodic herb, helpful for insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders and an overactive brain.

Passionflowers are so-named because the complex flowers were thought to represent Christ’s suffering on the cross – the ten petals and sepals represent the ten faithful apostles, the three stigma the nails, and the corona filaments symbolise the crown of thorns.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s