Reasons: Passiflora foetida (which is comprised of many taxonomic varieties) is native to the New World from Arizona and Texas in the U.S.A. through the tropics to the Galapagos Islands; it has become widely naturalized in the Old World tropics.
Whole plant: Fresh plant is boiled and the liquid used as a children's anthelmintic, for intestinal nematodes and flatworms. Decoction of dried plant drunk to treat colds and chest coughs. Used in the treatment of tuberculosis, worms, and for coughs and colds in NW Guyana. Leaf: Infusion for healing wounds.