Passionflower - The Great Enhancer
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Passionflower - The Great Enhancer

1 min

Stunningly beautiful and highly psychoactive, Passionflower has the ability to both relax and enhance other plants.

With its striking appearance, the Passionflower is a plant that is not easily overlooked. It is a tropical plant that can be found growing in the wild rainforests of Central and South America, and has a rich history of application amongst the people of the Amazon. It actually received its name from Christian Missionaries, who associated its flower with the crucifixion of Christ; although it is known amongst the indigenous people of the Amazon as maracuja.

Although it possess a very unique and attractive flower, it is actually the leaves and roots of the passionflower that are used for their psychoactive properties. It is a hard, woody vine creeper that uses the other plants and trees of the rainforest for support; and with over 200 known species, it can be found with a whole array of different flowers, all of which are as stunning as the last.

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A Relaxing Enhancer

The use of Passionflower hasn’t really changed over the centuries, although new and interesting ways of harnessing these applications are always coming to light. It has a pleasantly relaxing effect, which doesn’t cause any next-day hangovers. 

This effect is met with mild feelings of euphoria, further perpetuating its feelings of relaxation. When taken by itself, passionflower can cause very slight psychedelic effects, such as slightly altered visuals, but it is not very powerful for this purpose by itself.

What makes passionflower a very interesting plant is its ability to act as a potentiator, respectively an enhancer. Passionflower is a relatively mild substance, and therefore it doesn’t greatly increase the intensity of other entheogens, but rather gives them a unique spin. When added to LSD, mushrooms or truffles, an almost ayahuasca-like quality is entering the experience. The visions change and a distinct energy is present. 

Many varieties of Passionflower are psychoactive, however, some contain highly toxic compounds such as cyanide or cyanide glycosides. Those varieties commonly available in the garden center are unsafe for consumption and should be avoided. 

Steven Voser
Steven Voser
Steven Voser is an independent cannabis journalist with over 6 years of experience writing about all things weed; how to grow it, how best to enjoy it, and the booming industry and murky legal landscape surrounding it.
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