I have a passionfruit of unknown variety, and want to know if I can
eat the fruits without harm. While I very much doubt there are toxic
varieties, I'd rather know :)
fruits are 1.5 to 2" long and upto 1.5" across
Flowers contain purple/brown, yellow, and a very thin band of white.
On 2 Oct 2004 10:36:17 -0700, email@example.com (N. Thornton) wrote:
No passion fruit are listed in my poison plants book. Some of the
fruits tease bad, to me, at least, but a friend says that he has
acquired a taste for them and eats them.
The plant itself has some bad stuff in it, Passiflora incarnata has
harmine alkaloids, which are indole in structure ... When taken as a
tea or cigarette, the plant material acts as a mild stimulant.
the leaves of Passiflora incarnata actually act as a mild sedativ
rather than as a stimulant, which is why it's used in home remedies fo
insomnia. It's quite pleasant tasting as a tea (although it's not s
nice when smoked, and to be honest doesn't roll all that well), tw
teaspoons of the dried leaf to a cup of water is sufficient, let i
steep for ten minutes and then drink it about an hour or so before yo
plan to go to bed. :)
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