I think many of you have eaten passion fruit. If not, you should definitely try it. It is a tropical fruit and a high nutritional fruit with an attractive aroma, sour, sweet, and delicious taste.

However, the passion fruit that people usually eat is only the fruit of this plant. They don’t know the leaves of this plant can also eat and don’t know what effects and functions its leaves have.

Like the fruit, you can eat the leaves of passion fruit. It has high nutritional value and excellent health care effects. So, let’s have a look at the benefits of passion fruit leaves.

Efficacy and benefits of passion fruit leaves

Red passion fruit slice with leaves

Anti-inflammation and sterilization effect

Anti-inflammation and sterilization are one of the important effects of passion fruit leaves. It contains natural anti-inflammation and sterilization with many alkaloids and vitamin C.

Normally there are many kinds of pathogenic bacteria in the human body. But, eating passion fruit leaves have the ability to eliminate them. This ability extends from the microbes that cause the common cold to coughs in everyday life to the deadly infections like cholera. As well as the fight against the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

So, you can absorb these anti-inflammatory substances by eating them. Slice passion fruit leaves into very thin pieces and make a salad. It will be delicious.

Otherwise, you can try it as passion fruit leaf tea. Soak them in water and drink. If you don’t like the taste, add some sugar or honey.

Eating passion fruit leaves can eliminate inflammation in the human body. It has an obvious effect on the energy-saving of the body.

Clearing intestines, detoxifying, moistening intestines, and help defecating

The leaves of passion fruit contain a lot of cellulose, some dietary fiber and are rich in pectin. These substances can promote gastrointestinal peristalsis.

Moreover, they often move to absorb water and expand energy. The garbage and toxins on the intestinal wall are adsorbed on their surface and excreted with the body’s metabolism.

Therefore, people eat passion fruit leaves, which can not only clear the intestines and detoxify them. It can also moisten the intestines and help defecate.

Passion fruit flower with leaves

Skincare effect

The leaves of passion fruit can improve the activity of superoxide dismutase in the human body. Also, it can enhance the antioxidant capacity of human skin.

In addition, it can prevent the deposition of pigment on the surface of the skin and prevent the generation of color spots. Those people with color spots on the face can reduce the color spots and play an obvious whitening effect by soaking the leaves of passion fruit in water and drink.

Weight loss effect

The passion fruit leaves are a kind of low-calorie food. However, the cellulose contained in them can increase the sense of protection of the human intestines and stomach and inhibit the human body’s intake of calories.

In addition, after people eat the passion fruit leaves, they can promote the conversion of cholesterol into bile and excrete it out of the body as soon as possible. Thus, it will help to prevent cholesterol from accumulating in the body.

Usually, eat some passion fruit leaves if you can. It can help to lose weight and make a thin body. In addition, it will make your shape and posture more and more beautiful.

Improves Vision

Passion fruit leaves contain beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A is the most important vitamin for human eyesight. Therefore eating it can improve eyesight and avoid some possibility of diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and myopia in the eye.

It is more suitable to eat passion fruit leaves for children and the elderly. it will bring up their vision more brighter.

Also, passion fruit leaves extract can use as a remedy for eye inflammation.

Unripe passion fruit with leaves

Lowers blood pressure and blood lipids

Passion fruit leaves can lower blood pressure and blood lipids. Also, passions do not have cholesterol, and fat is also minimal. Fiber contains it reduces fat. Potassium is present in it significant amounts to prevent heart disease.

Therefore, drinking some passion fruit leaf juice will have a good blood pressure-lowering effect for patients with hypertension symptoms.

Prevents premature hair graying and hair loss

Passion fruit leaves have a nourishing effect that helps to prevent premature graying as well as hair loss. This effect is enhanced by the significant amount of vitamins B2, B6, copper, and potassium content in the passion fruit leaves.

Summery

As well as passion fruit, the passion fruit leaves can eat and have more nutritional benefits. Eating passion fruit leaves helps relieve inflammation, detoxify and moisten the intestines, and lower blood pressure and blood lipids. Also, it can improve your vision and have some weight loss effects.

Passion leaves, flowers, and fruits contain medicinal alkaloids. It relaxes the nervous system and promotes sleep. For this reason, it is not advisable to take passion with aspirin. Doing so lowers the blood concentration and will lead to adverse effects.

Also, people taking medication for mental disorders should not forget to seek medical advice before eating passion fruit leaves.

 

Author

Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.

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