Passiflora – the fruit of passion and health

Passiflora – the fruit of passion and health

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Important to know:
  • Indians considered the passion fruit an aphrodisiac and called it “a fruit of passion”.
  • Passion fruit is very effective in helping treat the nervous system and it is also helpful for the digestive and immune systems.
  • Eating the raw fruit can help, but nutritional supplements that contain passion fruit extract are more effective.
What is passion fruit?
The medicinal properties of the passion fruit

What is passion fruit?

Most of the herbs we know are not edible or tasty, but the passion fruit is very different from most of its family members.

Apart from its various medicinal properties, passion fruit can also boast an exotic and wonderful taste, which made it a popular and sought-after commodity in many homes and self-respecting restaurants.

Passion fruit originated in South America, and its taste is not the only reason why it is now cultivated all over the world.

There is historic evidence that the passion fruit’s flowers and fruits have been used for centuries with medicinal purposes.

This plant started out as an aphrodisiac and was given the name “fruit of passion” in South America. However, today it is one of the most common herbs in naturopathic treatments and it is used by people who value the importance of natural nutrition and herbs.


The medicinal properties of the passion fruit

The parts of the passion fruit that have medicinal properties are its flowers and fruit. The fruit can be eaten, but
another great way to benefit from it is to extract oil from its seeds using cold press method. The passion fruit helps with the treatment for the following conditions:

  • Reduction of anxiety
    Perhaps, the most familiar feature of the passion fruit is decreasing stress and anxiety. The fruit is considered helpful in treating hyperactivity that manifests in excessive nervousness, chronic insomnia or restless sleep. The active ingredients of passion fruit are also good for treating mental stress, anxiety and restlessness.
  • Rich in vitamin C
    Vitamin C is known as a stimulant that strengthens the immune system. It is beneficial for your body in two ways – both for prevention and for treatment of viruses and viral diseases.
  • Rich in fiber
    Passion fruit’s seeds are rich in fiber, which is good for your digestive system. Also, the juice of the fruit is rich in substances that speed up digestion and helps your digestive system to function properly.
  • What is the best way to consume the passion fruit?
    The easiest and tastiest way of all is to eat the inside of this exotic fruit in order to benefit from its medicinal properties. However, if we want it to be more effective, we can obtain the active ingredients of the passion fruit as a concentrate. There are several nutritional supplements and homeopathic products that contain a concentrate extracted from different parts of the plant, its flowers, juice, or seeds. Since the flowers of this plant contain the highest concentration of its active ingredients, they are used the most for production of dietary supplements based on the passion fruit.

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Dr. Alexander Gurushit Director of Research and Development

Dr. Alexander Gurushit

Director of Research and Development

The company’s founder and chief scientist since its establishment. He began to specialize in the field of herbs while still studying medicine in the Soviet Union.  From an early age, he got closely acquainted with the amazing added benefit of the beehive products and researched it in depth. He is responsible for the unique formula used to prepare the extract for the bees.

Dr. Joshua Maor R&D

Dr. Joshua Maor


Holds a Ph.D. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a postdoctoral fellowship from Harvard Medical School.  Currently, he serves as the head of the Excellence in Agriculture and Environmental Health Program at the Hebrew University.

Due to the diverse topics he studied and researched, Dr. Maor specializes in a wide variety of fields, such as pharmaceuticals, organic and analytical chemistry, pharmacology, taxology and environmental health, implementing his knowledge at Zuf Globus.

Omri Doav Biologist, Researcher

Omri Doav

Biologist, Researcher

M.Sc. in Cellular Biology and Immunology. Participated in a number of projects related to medicinal herbs, including a major EU-funded project which examined the medical potential of natural wild plants growing in the Mediterranean basin.

His knowledge of both natural and herbal products, as well as physiology and the body’s immune system make him an important member of the company’s scientific team.

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