Maggie Pope
is a Medical Herbalist

Practising in
Bridgwater, Somerset

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Harvesting Passionflower from the garden

I’ve just found out that the Passionflower I have growing in my garden [Passiflora caerulea], can be used interchangeably with the Passionflower that I buy in at great expense [Passiflora incarnata]…

So I have been harvesting lots of the herb in the warm September sun, just as several of the fruits have ripened as the books tell me to. No more buying in this herb for me; it is now drying nicely in my nets overnight and I will put it through my dehydrators bit by bit over the next few days.

I picked the flowers too, however it seems that the stems and leaves are the most pharmacologically active [Carole Fisher; Materia Medica of Western Herbs].

This crop will be dried to be made into teas [the simplest], capsules [I have a sturdy grinder and a fantastic capsule machine], and the rest I will make into some tincture…

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