Powdered Passion Fruit Peel Linked to Asthma Cure

by Thilaka Ravi on  May 15, 2008 at 4:17 PM Alternative Medicine News   - G J E 4
Powdered Passion Fruit Peel Linked to Asthma Cure
Researchers from the University of Arizona and Mashhad Medical University in Iran have found that passion fruit skin may hold a cure for the world's 400 million sufferers of asthma.

The team says that the peel contains a menu of compounds, chemicals, acids and other ingredients to provide relief to asthmatics.

The passion fruit, which originated in South America, but is now grown worldwide, is being lined up as a non-toxic alternative to medicines, or at least a healthy dietary supplement to fight the wheezing and breathlessness suffered by millions because of asthma.

For the study, the researchers took extracts from the peel of the purple variety of the fruit, then freeze - dried and powdered it, reports the Scotsman.

They tested the powder on groups of asthma sufferers in the US and Iran, with half of each group given a placebo.

Researchers said the powder "significantly improved the symptoms of asthma after only four weeks.

"Patients experienced less wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath."

The skin of the purple passion fruit contains three major chemical compounds and acids that can help to reduce blood pressure and ease hypertension.

It is also high in antioxidants, and while this is known to be good for the heart, it may also be part of the reason why passion fruit eases asthma symptoms.

Source: ANI

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I tried to use the site to find a UK source for Purple passion fruit extract/powder. But no luck, site keeps redirecting me to stuff that is interesting no doubt but not relevant to my immediate search.


Des Wilkinson Monday, January 5, 2009
you can obtain from major asian grocery stores,iequality foods in southallilford or e-mail me
vinod59 Saturday, June 20, 2009
hi ya my name is luke ambrose and my girl friend suffers with asthma pritty bad i was looking to try and find some dried passion friut peel but had no luck i wondered if by any chance any one would have a contact number or address for a shop or any type of retail out let in england or abroad that would supply this thank you so much i look forward to hearing you
guest Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Ok that's GREAT! But WHERE do you BUY it??? I live with an asthmatic who has severe breathing problems ALL the TIME and i can't find this stuff anywhere.
guest Wednesday, July 2, 2008
possibily u will find in florida.if not plse e-mailme as i will be visiting states in july this yr.i willhave some.
vinod59 Saturday, June 20, 2009

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