Passion flower

Saw this interesting flower while in Greece, and indeed is very impressive šŸ™‚
The Passion Flower (Passiflora), a fast-growing perennial vine, with showy white and purple-blue scented flowers. The corona in the flower is blue or with violet filaments. Passion flowers have five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas.

Passion flowers are known to have have a high medicinal value. Passion flower has a tranquilizing effect, including mild sedative and anti-anxiety effects. The sedative effect of Passion flower has made it popular for treating a variety of ailments, including nervousness and insomnia. Wish I knew that…since I can’t sleep too much while traveling šŸ˜‰

Reference:
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/passionflower

Photo: je

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