In Angie`s Garden - The Passion Flower
By andria perry
September 13, 2017 1:07pm CST
I remember walking through the woods on one of my first hunting trips many, many years ago and stepping on something hidden in the grass and they would make a loud " POP" I would just freeze, because hunting you did not make any noise. I was told that`s a "May pop" look for them and don`t step on them. Now to today, I moved to this wild place in the woods and began to explore and when I seen the most beautiful flower I ever seen before I whipped out the camera and took tons of photos. When I found out this flower belonged to the may pop I was stunned. So I did what anyone would do, I kept them and did not mow down that spot, every year they appear to give me a show of their beauty. But what I did not know is how they are used in the medicinal world. The flower tops and the dried fruits are used as a sedative and pain killer.Still to this day companies use this flower in its pain relievers. I love having a drug store growing wild on this property. The passionflower grows in the South and southeastern USA.
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• Palisade, Colorado
@andriaperry That is a blessing. I am trying to get back to the ways I used to be. I used to always pay attention to the flowers and things around me and tried to learn about them. I just need to take the time and relearn I used to hunt and fish all the time. I can still help cut up an elk or deer anytime but there is still a lot that I want to know about.
• Anniston, Alabama
@velvet53 I too will help clean a deer and process it at home, since I want to get as much off the grid as I can, I will learn and try what God had given me free, plus with the books I know what an how much to use for meds.