The merits of the passion fruit in skin care and wellness do not stop at its aromatherapeutic benefits. The crushed passion fruit seeds often are used as an exfoliator, helping to cleanse and smooth skin, and beyond that, the seeds have also shown evidence of improving skin health by inhibiting melanogenesis in melanoma cells (actahort.org/books/841/841_82.htm; Y Matsui, T Takahashi, M Kamei, T Ito and Y Katagata, Effect of Passion Fruit on Skin Health. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 841 557-562 (Accessed Nov 19, 2009)
Another wellness benefit that can be enjoyed courtesy of the passion fruit is a better night’s sleep. It happens due harman and harmine, the phytonutrients that are slightly sedative (redmountainspa.com/_health_education_fitness/articles/WakingUp.php (Accessed Nov 16, 2009)
Eat it. Drink it. Use as a mask on your skin.