As we start preparing ourselves for S2, I turned to our beloved ethnobotanist @MJB and asked him to give us a little story about the medicinal uses of passiflora - about what he had seen in his many journeys and of course also our amazing medical herbalist @pamelaspence and her extensive experience with this beautiful plant. All of our research suggested that after valerian this was an amazing plant for us to focus sofi’s torch powered by our Pioneers. So hope you enjoy this short story on sleep with passiflora.
sofi stories | on sleep with passiflora:
ps as we are now 30 days away from starting to ship the S2 boxes sofi would love all Pioneers to start journalling how they feel again - you may even notice a small dawn beginning to appear on the latest version of the sofi app updates and a third question beginning to be asked in your daily sleep journals. Here we go!
What a brilliant video so informative. Just noticed the extra question about broken sleep, that’s really good thanks. My app is still asking me to journal twice before asking me to go home., don’t know if anyone else is having this on theirs? Also it constantly says day 22 done. I guess the anomalies still keep popping up. Can’t wait to try passiflora it’s beautiful to look at and seems very powerful as a compound. Thanks for all your hard work .
Love the visuals! I can’t want to experience passiflora for myself - such a fascinating looking plant!
If your local market has fresh passion fruit, and you have not yet tried one, please go ahead and get a few. Two major types, yellow and purple are most found in commerce, and when the fruits are a bit wrinkled, looking overripe, don’t be afraid to grab those. They are the sweetest. Cut the egg shaped fruit in half down the middle and scrape out the sweet pulp, including the seeds and you will have a chewy treat! The outside skin, which would be cup-like after you halve it, can be tossed into the compost. If anyone has thoughts on the taste of these fruits, feel free to share!
Now that sounds like sweet homework @MJB … will definitely be on the look out for them in the local grocer! Thank you again for sharing the story!
Adding @Kirill and @alexwalkerjones here so we can keep track of this @Eevie … let’s see if the team can come to the rescue! xx
What a wonderful video. Can’t wait to start this trail!!
Absolutely gorgeous work!
Such beautiful imagery, the lovely soothing tones of our sofi voiceover, combined with such interesting information.
I used to have a huge passieflora plant in my previous house. It took over my complete backgarden with wall to wall flowers. And with that particular species being an evergreen it made it feel like I was living in the forest
I happened to find passionfruit on sale this week when I did my shopping!
I took your advice @MJB, and went for the ones that looked wrinkled and slightly worse for wear - and they were perfect! I always find the extra crunchiness of the seeds extra satisfying (any other crunchy vs chewy people out there?)
Anyway, I thought I’d try to make an extra pretty breakfast today to photograph and share
Last summer I also challenged myself to make a vegan lemon and passionfruit cheesecake which (while super delicious and so so sweet) did begin to melt if outside of the fridge for more than 3 minutes at a time Might have to try that one again soon…
Extra excited about the S2! Passion flower and passion fruit have a naturally pleasant flavour and a very familiar one for me. When I was a kid my mum would sometimes give me passion fruit juice to calm me down and help me sleep. It has been one of Brazilian mums’ best friend for many years I can’t wait to try the sofi new formulation!
Passion fruit are one of my favourite fruits!!!
Brilliant video… fascinating. Can’t wait to get started
With you on that one @Mick1 … will share an update on refill packs and starter kits out tomorrow. I think all 483 packs will be out within the week and the majority are already on their route … from Birmingham to the Balkans and to Brazil! Hope you have a lovely night and have some cool midnight air after the tropical downpours if you are based on this little island. Night night @Mick1
I still haven’t received my suprise gift yet
Hi @slothymum, due to the launch of the S2 Program, we have had some delays. Please rest assured that this will not impede your ability to reserve a Pioneer Pack for the S3, as we have plenty of time (and hundreds of Packs) that remain.
I am personally overseeing this next shipment and we’ll make sure that gets to you by sometime next week
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
That’s brilliant thankyou, as I’m about to come off my sleeping meds so very much hoping this helps!!!