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Passiflora Foetida (Love-In-A-Mist) - Medicinal Carnivorous Passionfruit Seeds

Welcome.
 
I greet you in the Love & Light.
 
I am selling 2x whole ripe fruits of Passiflora Foetida (Love-In-A-Mist). Each fruit pod contains (approx) 20 - 40 fresh seeds.
 
 
Total cost is just $5 plus $2.50 postage anywhere in Australia via regular post.
 
The whole fruit will be placed in a plastic zip lock bag and gently flattened before posting.
 
This Passionfruit species has a variety of interesting medicinal uses and its also carnivorous.
 
The most famed traditional use is to infuse dried leaves into hot herbal teas to induce a deep and tranquil sleep.
 
If you are interested, please send me a message and I will send you back a PayPal link.
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
 
Have a great day!
 
Love & Light
Passiflora Foetida (Love-In-A-Mist)
 
General Information
The Love-In-A-Mist passion flower is a scented, climbing herbaceous perennial plant, producing stems around 2.5 metres long. These stems scramble over the ground, or clamber into the surrounding vegetation, supporting themselves by means of coiling tendrils. The fruit is gathered from the wild and consumed locally, but its leaves are held in high esteem for their medicinal value.
The plant is cultivated for its fruit in some tropical areas of America, Africa and Asia.

Known Hazards
The unripe fruits contain cyanide and are poisonous.

Habitat
Naturalised in the south Pacific where it is common along roadsides, forest margins, agricultural fields and coastal woodlands from sea-level to 200 metres.

Cultivation Details
Succeeds in warm temperate to tropical areas. Requires a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil and a position in dappled shade. Prefers a neutral soil, disliking very acid or very alkaline conditions.Passiflora species tend to flower and fruit more freely when grown in soils of only moderate fertility.The plant can flower and produce fruit all year round. An extremely variable and widespread plant, it has a very long list of synonyms. Plants are very tolerant of pruning and can be cut back to ground level if required to rejuvenate the plant. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
 
Edible Uses
Fully ripe fruit - raw. Sweet and juicy. Do not eat the under-ripe fruit since it can be toxic.The globose yellow to bright red fruit is about 25mm in diameter. Leaves - cooked. Used as an ingredient in soups

Medicinal
The fresh, whole plant is boiled and the liquid used as a children's anthelmintic, for intestinal nematodes and flatworms. A decoction of the dried plant is drunk to treat colds and chest coughs. It is also used in the treatment of tuberculosis, worms, and for coughs and colds. Fluid, pressed from the leaves and stem, is used to improve fertility in women. The root is antispasmodic.The leaves are crushed in water and the solution drunk as an antidote to the bite of the Papuan Black Snake. The leaves, combined with those of Erythrina variegata, are mashed and their juice extracted then drunk in order to induce sleep or to treat sleeping disorders. An infusion of the leaves is used for healing wounds. Fresh young leaves are mashed and then rubbed on to the wound of a snake bite. The leaf contains substances that have possible antimicrobial activity.
 
Agroforestry Uses
The plant is used as a ground cover and as a hedge.
 
Other Uses
Substances in the leaves deter feeding insects.
 
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe along with the pulp which will help break down the seed coat and speed up germination. Stored seed should be soaked for 24 hours in warm water and germination time can be reduced if the seed is then mixed with the juice of a fresh passion fruit (of any species). Place the seed tray in a shady position. Prick the seedlings out into individual containers as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant out when large enough.
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best time of year to be a member the fruits are plentiful :) 

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