Leaf of Life plant with roots
Leaf of Life (bryophyllum pinnatum) is a succulent herb that grows widely in Jamaica and its main use is to remedy colds, fevers, bronchial and any other respiratory issues. It is said that you can chew the leaves to extract the juices.
Leaf of Life plant has antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antihistamine and anaphylactic properties.
The leaf of leaf is said to be good for almost any ailment here are a few more uses; high blood pressure, headaches (by rubbing it on the forehead), abscess, and swellings (apply a bruised leaf directly to the area). Among its traditional uses is as a brewed tea from the leaves and stems. The tea is used for menstrual cramps, asthma and helps with sinus issues as well as increasing energy levels. The leaf of life tea is consumed to clean the bladder and get rid of harmful toxins from the intestines.
These are its common names:
Air Plant Cathedral Bells
Miracle Leaf Life Plant
Leaf of Life Love Bush
Live Forever Goethe plant
The flower of the Leaf of Life. |
heals and prevents ulcers
a few leaves
Infusion: 1 cup twice daily
Juice: applied topically
constricts blood vessels
2-3 times daily
The leaf of life plant has the following properties:
How to take this remedy:
1. An herbal tea made from this herb is useful to treat conditions such as shortness of breath, kidney failure, menstrual problems, asthma, coughs, bronchitis, as well as chest cold.
2. It is said that you can chew the leaves to extract the juices by adding salt.
3. The crushed medicinal leaves of this herb will bring relief from insect bites, bruises, boils, and also skin ulcers.
4. A poultice of the crushed leaves can also be applied to the outer body for sprains, pains, as well earaches.
5. Placing the back of the leaves on open sores, cuts and wounds will promote healing, stops bleeding as well as prevents infection.
6. In certain countries, especially Puerto Rico, the fresh juice of this medicinal herb may be squeezed into the ears in regards to infections and can also be squeezed into the eyes for all eye problems.
7. The stem as well as the leaves can be placed in water and taken daily to rid the body of mucous and waste matter.
8. The fresh leaves of leaf of life can also be eaten raw as a medicinal remedy for asthma, bronchitis and intestinal problems.
9. The leaf of life is said to be good for high blood pressure as well.
How To Make Leaf Of Life Tea
To make an easy and quick cup of leaf of life tea:
· bring one cup of water to boil then add 3 leaf of life leaves; let simmer for 3 minutes.
· remove from heat and allow to sit for 2 to 3 minutes.
· remove leaves from the tea, pour in cup and sweeten with 1 to 2 teaspoons of organic honey.
If you are making more than one cup, increase-serving size of boiling water and amount of leaves added.
Chest Cold Remedy
· Warm 3 leaves and juice them.
· This should yield 2-3 tablespoon of leaf of life juice.
· Add a pinch of salt.
· Take one tablespoon three times a day for as long as needed.
Poultice for Skin Ulcer, Sprains, and Insect Stings
· Grind 7 fresh leaves into a poultice.
· Apply the poultice evenly to the affected area.
· Apply a fresh poultice twice a day, morning and night, as often as needed.
Cough Mixture for Cold, Coughs, and Chest Congestion
· Warm 13 fresh leaf of life leaves over a fife.
· Rub the leaves between your palms until they become juicy.
· Squeeze the juice into a small pot. This should yield at least 6-8 tablespoons of juice.
· Add the juice of 3 limes and 2 ounces honey to pot.
· Simmer on a low flame for 5-7 minutes.
· Remove from flame and allow to cool. Store in a bottle.
· Take one tablespoonful every three hours for two weeks.
· Skip one week and repeat, if necessary.
Warning & Important Notes
Leaf of life should not be consumed during pregnancy! The information above is not medical advice for diagnosing, treating, or curing any specific disease, illness, or syndrome. It is important to consult with a physician or licensed health care provider prior to engaging in any aspect of alternative/holistic medicine. The information above is intended for educational purposes only and should be used at the sole discretion of each individual.