In a placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, only about a fifth of the people receiving purple passion fruit skin extracts had wheeze as a symptom, compared to nearly 80 percent of the placebo group..…CLICK & SEE
In another trial, passion fruit treatment significantly decreased blood pressure.
Earlier, scientists had established the fruit’s bioactive properties.
“We now have two scientific publications indicating passion fruit has a beneficial effect on two very common but very different human diseases – hypertension and asthma – and that’s very exciting.”
“Many natural products like fruit and vegetables are known to have properties that have been shown to work just as well as pharmaceuticals, and that is appealing to people who don’t like the unpleasant side effects of pharmaceuticals,” said Watson.
Findings of the study have caused quite a stir in the international medical and scientific communities.
Sources: The Times Of India