Korona di la birgui (Passiflora foetida) can be found in the Caribbean and in Central and South America. In Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao it grows in the wild and in gardens. It is also known in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius. The plant also bears other names such as koronashon, Shoroshoro, shonshon, sosoro and yerba di krus. It has hairy, thin, fragile, herbaceous and up to 2.5 m long stems that stink. Climbing vines originate from the leaf axillary and are flanked by spring-loaded supporting leaves. The plant can grow very quickly. The leaves grow variably and the single, white with pink to light purple flowers have striking, long, spring-like, spiny bracts. The fruits contain a white pulp, which is edible. It tastes sweet, aromatic and is very juicy. We prepare a flower remedy from the beautiful flowers.
The use of herbs and their medicinal effect goes back to the very beginning of our history.
The earliest civilizations already used plants instinctively for both nutrition and healing. Also, the ancient Egyptians practiced herbal medicine - at a particularly high level. The Jewish people know clergymen who heal people with herbs. Around 460 BC, the father of medicine, Hypocrates, works in Greece. The Romans use herbs and flowers in various ways. In China, herbal systems have traditionally been developed for therapies. Native American Shamans and indigenous African cultures use herbs for healing and rituals.
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