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Passion Fruit Seed Oil Health Benefits

Passion fruit Seed Oil, Passiflora incarnata, also known as Passion fruit Oil or Maracuja Oil, is a superior emollient rich in vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus.


The high content of essential fatty acids and light texture of Maracuja Oil (Passion fruit Oil) makes it a valuable contribution to a wide array of personal care products intended to nourish the skin and treat dry skin conditions.


Passion fruit seed oil is rich with vitamin A and potassium to help keep skin the healthy.


As well as being nourishing, passion fruit seed oil is antibacterial, so is good for use on acne prone skin.


As an anti-inflammatory and naturally anti-itch, this oil will help to reduce swelling and irritation of the skin.


Passion Fruit seed oil is calming and sedating, and is suitable for inclusion in bath care products and products intended to promote relaxation.


Its anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and sedative properties make it the oil of choice for use in massage applications and formulations intended to ease muscular aches and swelling as mentioned above.


Passion fruit oil is also used to treat depression, panic attack, insomnia, muscle tension, headaches, anxiety disorders, mild urinary infections and increasing libido.


It is also used as a sedative in nervous disorders (including gastrointestinal complaints of nervous origin), difficulties in sleeping, and anxiety or restlessness.


In studies conducted since the 1930’s, its mode of action has been found to be different than that of most sedative drugs (sleeping pills), thus making it a non-addictive ingredient to promote relaxation.


Passion fruit has a high content of fiber which is good for digestive health and for keeping the digestive tract and intestines clean.


Thus, it acts as a mild laxative. The seeds of this fruit are also a great source of fiber which helps to cleanse the colon and improve digestion.


The phenolic acids and flavonoids present in passion fruit help in protecting your heart. 


The polyphenols found in passion fruit seeds have been found to promote vasorelaxation that is extending of blood vessels as a result of relaxation of smooth muscle cells inside the blood vessel walls. 


This extension of blood vessels causes a reduction in vascular stress, thus promoting heart health.


It also contains plant sterols that help in lowering the cholesterol levels, thus contributing to cardiovascular benefits.

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