Latin Name: Passiflora edulis
Plant Family: Passifloraceae
Extraction: Maceration of the Flowers
A luxurious oil for tired skin. In massage, the oil is said to be beneficial against insomnia, an excellent relaxant, a soothing effect on the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties.
A Pale yellow oil, which is of particular importance in Aromatherapy. A fixed oil is obtained from the seeds by expression and the hulls and kernels of the seed release the crude oil which is then filtered to remove impurities.
The Passionflower is native to Brazil, Australia, Mexico and parts of Africa. A perennial climbing vine, also known as granadilla, maypop and maracuja but it is also called Passiflora or passion vine because of the stigma, stamens and sepals are likened to the instruments associated with Christ's passion and crucifixion.
- Stated to possess sedative, hypnotic and antispasmodic properties and extracts are used to combat sleeplessness and nervous excitability
- In massage, it is said to be helpful against insomnia
- A good relaxant
- Soothing on the skin, anti-inflammatory properties
(Len & Shirley Price: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage 4th Edition)
No known contraindications.
Passionflower Carrier Oil Safety Data