I have five houseplants growing in my apartment: aloe, ficus caoutchouc, fatty, geranium and kalanchoe. I have already written about the healing properties of the first four, and in this article I will focus on the healing properties of Kalanchoe Degremona - this is the kind I grow. Kalanchoe pinnate, despite the fact that it is considered the most healing of all indoor species of this plant, I somehow did not linger for a long time. And unpretentious Kalanchoe Degremona - has become one of the permanent inhabitants of the window sill in my apartment.
Of all my green doctors, I use it, perhaps, most often.
The healing properties of Kalanchoe Degremona
It is impossible to confuse it with other species of this plant. Because only Kalanchoe Degremona has easily crumbling children at the edges of dark green oblong leaves. These leaves contain:
- Macro and trace elements (zinc, copper, potassium, aluminum, iron, manganese) have a positive effect on blood formation, oxidation and reduction processes in body tissues.
- Vitamins: C, P, K.
- Organic acids (citric, malic, acetic, oxalic), tannins,
- Enzymes, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol).
Due to this chemical composition, the leaf juice has unique healing properties: anti-inflammatory, antiviral, immunomodulatory, bactericidal and bacteriostatic.
Kalanchoe is one of the plants capable of purifying air from germs. In addition, it has a positive energy, creating a friendly atmosphere in the apartment, the house where it grows.
What helps Kalanchoe - popular recipes
Juice and gruel from the leaves are widely used in folk therapy. The healing properties of the plant allow it to be effectively used for the treatment of external injuries of the skin, manifestations of acute respiratory viral infections, flu and cold (especially in the early stages), and many other ailments. What exactly is his healing qualities helping?
- Tablespoon babies
In case of physical or mental fatigue, avitaminosis, to improve immunity, it is recommended to eat half of a fresh leaf or a tablespoon of babies daily.
Kalanchoe Degremona juice helps with herpes on the lips, eczema.
For treatment use mature leaves of an adult plant, because young leaves do not have sufficient healing power.
Contraindications Kalanchoe Degremona
The use of Kalanchoe is contraindicated:
- Children up to a year. When treating older children, juice should be diluted with cooled boiled water in a 1: 1 ratio so as not to cause a burn.
- With individual intolerance.
Do not recommend the use of Kalanchoe Degremona also for hypotension, diabetes, oncology, rheumatism.
Get this home doctor on your window sill - soon see for yourself that the healing properties of this houseplant can help get rid of ailments without medicines.
Temperature and humidity
Degremona come from the subtropics, so it is very important to create the right temperature conditions for it.
In summer, the ideal temperature for a flower is 27 ° C, but the most important is to observe the temperature regime in winter time, since it is in the winter that the buds are laid and flowering occurs.
In winter, the temperature in the room should not be less than 15 ° C, but the plant will not withstand the high temperature. You can not put a pot of succulent near heating appliances in winter, it prevents proper growth.
Humidity should be moderate, Kalanchoe does not require strong moisture in the room.
In winter, it is best to place the plant on the south or southeast windows, since Degremona - light-loving plant.
But in the summer should create a partial shade, otherwise the leaves may turn red due to sunburn.
The optimal time to spend the sun in the summer is about 9 hours. It is good in the future will affect flowering.
Kalanchoe Degremona medicinal tolerates drought conditions well, and since Degremona - Succulent, then watering the plant should be kept to a minimum. In the summer spraying and rare watering, always on dry soil.
Soil for Degremona should consist of several layers. The first layer is peaty, then deciduous and soddy earth, and on top a part of coarse sand or perlite.
Good drainage is important, they put the bottom of the pot and sprinkle it on top to prevent excessive moisture. The pot must be heavy and steady, as the plant becomes heavier with age.
In the summer, you need to fertilize the Kalanchoe every 2-3 weeks, using fertilizers for cacti.
In winter, fertilizers are needed for flowering plants, 1-2 feedings are sufficient.
You can use complex fertilizers.
Charcoal or brick chips can be added to the soil mix. Kalanchoe transplanted once a year, as they grow.
Kalanchoe Degremona photo:
There are several ways to breed. Degremony.
The first - shoots from the tops of the leaves. In the spring ready-made shoots with roots fall away. They must be selected and planted in separate pots with peat and sand. Tara close film and make small holes for airing.
Sprouts put under diffused light. After the shoots take root and the first leaves appear, remove the film and pinch the top of the head. Sprinkle earth periodically.
The second method of reproduction - seeds. They are sown at the end of winter in the soil of sand and leafy ground. Temperature to hold in the region of 20-22⁰C.
In the second week, the seeds begin to germinate, they should be subjected to a pick, and then put the pot in the sunlight.
Kalanchoe Degremona healing properties. The medicinal properties of Kalanchoe’s viviparous juice were recognized in the second half of the 20th century. Currently, the juice and pulp of the leaves are used on a large scale for the production of medicines, creams and ointments. In addition, the plant can serve as a home doctor.
Degremona - an unpretentious succulentwhich, with proper care, will long please you with its appearance, and will also become a real helper for the treatment of many diseases and ailments.
Diseases and pests
Kalanchoe excessive sun rays, plenty of moisture and excessive fertilizing. It is necessary to monitor the state of the root system so that it does not rot.
If this happens, remove the affected areas and transplant the succulent.
Of the parasites, the most dangerous is the scythe, in which a gray bloom and fungus appears on the leaves and stems.
Stains are removed with a brush, then rub the leaves with alcohol.
Mealybug leaves white bloom on the leaves. They are also removed with an alcohol solution.
When aphids occur, the leaves turn yellow, the insects themselves are located at the bottom of the leaf. The plant is treated with soap.
In addition, there are many drugs for pest control, which can be found in specialized stores.
Useful properties of Kalanchoe Degremona for the body
Kalanchoe Degremona juice has beneficial properties and has an antibacterial effect. The application of the plant is limitless: general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology and other medical fields.
Kalanchoe Degremona is the first remedy for colds and rhinitis, as Kalanchoe juice promotes rapid recovery. The Kalanchoe Degremona plant is a powerful remedy for inflammations. But this is not the only useful property. Kalanchoe heals wounds, cleans the blood and stops bleeding, removes harmful toxins from the body.
A significant advantage is the ability of the plant to give positive energy and vigor. There are even scientific experiments in which the antiallergic, immunomodulating properties of the plant have been proven.
The use of Kalanchoe Degremona in traditional medicine
Kalanchoe plant is widely used in folk medicine as a cure for many diseases. It can be compared with aloe, but the healing properties of Kalanchoe Degremona are the best way to fight viral diseases.
On the basis of Kalanchoe, the medicine Kalanquin, which is popular in medicine, was used, which is applicable in complex therapy during the treatment of gastritis and enterocolitis, and also cures burns, bedsores, frostbite and nipple cracks in nursing mothers.
The value of the plant lies in its juice, which is located in the leaves of Kalanchoe. For the preparation of therapeutic tincture, leaves that are closer to the base of the plant are best suited.
These leaves boast more juice and have a more effective effect. To taste the juice is slightly bitter with a sour taste. Like aloe leaves, the therapeutic plant Kalanchoe has no shelf life, which is an advantage.
Juice is also useful for outdoor use: heals cuts, ulcers, eliminates burns - a useful tool in the first-aid kit. In addition, Kalanchoe can be used as a compress, and for inflammation, egg white can be added to its effectiveness.
Often, for the treatment of diseases tincture is used on alcohol, while tincture not only eliminates the disease at an early stage, but also serves as a good prophylactic agent.
To prepare a remedy, it is necessary to cut the leaves and place them in a dry cool place for 7 days. When the leaves wither a little, they need to stretch to a mushy state. The juice is pressed and placed for another 48 hours in the refrigerator.
The finished juice is mixed with 20% alcohol 20: 1 and permanently stored in the refrigerator. It is worth remembering that the storage temperature should not exceed 10 degrees with a plus sign, otherwise the tincture will lose its beneficial properties.
It is better not to apply juice to open wounds, as the procedure will not give the desired effect. From the juice you can make a special ointment that will help heal scratches, burns and other skin damage.
To prepare the ointment, you need to take fresh Kalanchoe leaves, chop with a sharp knife and squeeze the juice into the mixture. After the procedure, petrolatum or lanolin is added. The ointment is stored in a sealed jar in a cold place.
According to the proportions, the ointment consists of: juice - 30 ml, lanolin / vaseline - 50 g. The ointment helps a lot with skin diseases, does not cause itching and burning.
The use of Kalanchoe for cosmetic purposes
In cosmetology, the houseplant Kalanchoe has healing properties and, above all, is used to care for problem skin. At home, from the juice of the plant, you can prepare a mask or lotion.
Start with cleansing: remove the skin from the leaves and lightly wipe the skin of the face. Let the healing juice soak into the skin.
After cleansing, apply a nourishing cream and after the first sessions you can feel the tonic effect and freshness. Similarly, you can prolong the youth of your skin using lotion. Kalanchoe Degremona is prepared as follows: the medicinal plant is mixed with a spoonful of honey, Kalanchoe juice and boiled water.
This mixture wipes clean face, nourishing the cells and preserving elasticity.
If you have freckles or age spots, then beauticians recommend applying the leaves of the plant on the skin. The effect does not appear immediately, so you will need more than one procedure.
Contraindications to the use
All drugs, even if they are herbal, should be used after consulting a doctor in order not to harm the body and health in general. Kalanchoe Degremona has its own contraindications for individual intolerance and allergic reactions. Do not use the plant during pregnancy, with low pressure, with tumors. Also, you can not use Kalanchoe for liver diseases, hepatitis.
It is used to treat varicose veins, mastopathy, purulent inflammations and diseases of the oral cavity.
It is prepared from Kalanchoe juice and water or alcohol in a 1: 2 ratio, for example, 100 ml of juice and 200 ml of vodka. They are mixed and insisted in a dark place for two weeks. Then filtered, stored in the refrigerator.
Water infusion Kalanchoe
Preparing it is simple: you need to take fresh Kalanchoe leaves, knead them before extracting the juice, pour water at a ratio of 1: 5 and insist for one hour. Then bring this liquid to a boil and boil for 2-3 minutes, cool and strain through gauze.
The resulting infusion can be used for lotions in the treatment of skin diseases, inflammation of the eyelids, for rinsing the mouth and throat.
In folk medicine, this infusion is used to treat gastritis with low acidity and chronic colitis. Take this infusion one tablespoon 2-3 times a day for half an hour before meals.
Kalanchoe Degremona (lat. Kalanchoe daigremontiana) in nature is found in southern regions of Africa, America, Asia and Madagascar. Grows on loose sandy soils, accustomed to harsh living conditions, lack of moisture and nutrients. The flowers look unusual: pink or red, develop on long stalks.
The leaves are elliptical in shape, large, fleshy, gray-green in color, covered with purple spots on the inside. At the edges of the leaf buds develop, by which the flower multiplies. Flowering Kalanchoe Degremona most often occurs in winter.
In medicine, Kalanchoe is also used, like aloe, in the form of its condensed juice (sabura). Sabur is a black-brown pieces or powder with a bitter taste. In medical practice, sabur is used for chronic constipation, prescribing 0.1-0.3 g per dose. And in small doses (0.05-0.2 g) sabur increases the activity of the digestive apparatus, increases the production of digestive juices and bile, stimulating the appetite. However, you only need to remember that sabur causes a strong flow of blood to the pelvic organs, therefore it is contraindicated in pregnancy, hemorrhoids, uterine bleeding and inflammation of the bladder.
Types of Kalanchoe
Of course, first of all we are interested in those species that are valued for their healing properties.
Kalanchoe daigremontiana, Briophyllum daigremontianum. The homeland of this species is tropical regions of Africa, the Cape region, the island of Madagascar. It is unpretentious - it can be found along the sea coasts, along the banks of rivers, on stony slopes and dry open places. Like other species of Kalanchoe, it is a perennial herb.
The leaves are fleshy, of characteristic shape: narrow-ovate or oblong-lanceolate, sometimes folded along the midrib, elongated, resemble a crocodile's face, rather long - in nature they can be up to 20 cm long. The leaf color is grayish-green.
This species is a champion among Kalanchoe in vegetative reproduction. At the edges of the leaves in the grooves between the teeth, there are numerous brood buds. Of them develop small plants, equipped with aerial roots. Once on the ground, they successfully develop into an adult plant.
Kalanchoe pinnate (Kalanchoepinnata). It is difficult to establish the homeland of this plant now - perhaps these are the islands of Cape Verde, the Canary Islands or the same Madagascar. The fact is that it has been grown for a long time in the agriculture of both hemispheres. And since reproduction does not pose any special problems for him, the Kalanchoe pinnate is easily able to run wild and develop in unfamiliar areas.
Under natural conditions, this plant is quite large - it can reach a height of 1 meter. The stem is woody at the bottom, the root is short, branched. The leaves are fleshy, juicy, located oppositely, the lower ones are simple, oval in shape, with a corrugated edge, the upper ones are odd-pinniferous-dissected or divided into 3-5 lobes. Их окраска более светлая, чем у предыдущего вида. Цветки крупные, трубчатые, зеленовато-бело-розовые, длиной до 3-5 см, собраны в верхушечное метельчатое соцветие.It blooms in the second year of life, as a rule, in the winter-spring period (February-March), irregularly, it is characterized by weak fruiting.
Kalanchoe pinnate also forms brood buds, but less often and not as abundantly as Kalanchoe Degremon. It is able to form daughter plants on leaves that are distant from the mother plant and placed in water.
Both Kalanchoe pinnate and Kalanchoe Degremona - both of these plants received the honorary title of "tree of life", "indoor ginseng", "family doctor" and even "a surgeon without a knife." They say that Goethe also used their healing properties - he ate a tablespoon of "babies" every day, this plant for rejuvenation of the body. The story of these medicinal properties is still ahead.
Of those species of Kalanchoe that are valued for their ornamental properties, it is worth mentioning Kalanchoe Blossfeld, Fedchenko, Behara, felt, trumpet color, as well as Kalanchoe Panda.
The biochemical composition of the green mass of Kalanchoe is far from being fully studied. Scientists have more work to do, explaining the healing effects of juice on the human body.
Juicy leaves and stem contain up to 94% moisture. The juice contains:
flavonoids (gelin, quercetin, kaempferol),
organic acids (malic, acetic, citric, oxalic),
some enzymes (for example, malic acid dehydrase, oxalic acid carboxylase),
vitamins (including C and P),
mineral salts, micro- and macronutrients (aluminum, iron, magnesium, calcium, copper, silicon and manganese).
The biological activity of Kalanchoe juice is primarily due to the unique combination of chemical compounds that make up it.
Flavonoid glycosides have P-vitamin activity. This means that they are capable of exerting a bactericidal and choleretic effect on the body, helping to remove toxic and radioactive substances from the body.
Tannins give the plant astringent, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic properties. Enzymes are essential members of the metabolism, playing the role of catalysts. Vitamin C also plays a large role in the regulation of metabolic processes at the cellular level, in particular oxidative processes, increases resistance to infections. Vitamin P (rutin) strengthens the walls of blood vessels.
Kalanchoe used for medicinal purposes in our country for a long time. The first to pay attention to the “tree” of life were not official doctors at all, but room flower gardeners and began using it not only as an external tool, but also for ingestion.
People quickly noticed the outstanding ability of the plant to heal wounds and relieve inflammation, to cure a cold, to help with colds, to serve as a prophylactic during the flu epidemic. Fresh mashed Kalanchoe leaves stop bleeding from wounds, quickly relieve acute pain, even toothache, treat felon (purulent inflammation of the nail bag) and mastitis (infants), perfectly heal wounds, frostbite, burns, fistulas. In everyday life, juice of Kalanchoe successfully treats skin rashes and even eczema. In cosmetology, with the help of Kalanchoe juice, they successfully combat acne and pigment spots on the face.
Observant flower growers began to share their accumulated experience, including in the media. In the early 60s, research medical institutions became interested in reports of a unique plant-healer. On Kalanchoe drew attention as a source of new medicines for domestic medicine. Laboratory testing and clinical trials confirmed the wonderful properties of the plant. In addition, as a result of numerous experiments, its complete harmlessness was established.
Since 1966, juice and ointment based on Kalanchoe juice have been included in the state register of medicines, and at first the plant was used only as an external remedy for the treatment of non-healing wounds, ulcers, fistulas, and burns.
As a medicinal raw material used aboveground part of the Kalanchoe pinotum. Juice is obtained from succulent fleshy leaves and stems, then it is subjected to special treatment. Due to the large number of biologically active substances in juice Kalanchoe mass useful properties. He possesses:
bactericidal properties (destroys harmful microorganisms),
bacteriostatic properties (neutralizes bacteria and stops their growth),
anti-inflammatory properties (inhibits the development of inflammation),
the ability to quickly clean wounds and ulcers from necrotic (dead tissue),
wound healing properties (contributes to the rapid epithelialization of the wound and ulcer surface, the restoration of the skin).
Therefore, as an external agent in the form of juice and ointment, it is indispensable in the treatment of wounds, trophic ulcers and thermal burns.
As a means for internal use, Kalanchoe juice has not yet been studied with official medicine. But there is evidence that it has a choleretic effect, reduces cholesterol in the blood and normalizes the activity of the gallbladder. In addition, in inflammatory processes in the stomach and intestines, Kalanchoe juice successfully treats damage to the mucous membrane of these organs.
And now we list the main advantages of this natural drug:
Kalanchoe juice has low toxicity,
does not irritate the skin and mucous membranes,
practically has no contraindications to use.
So the hopes placed on him by the honorary titles “indoor ginseng” and “home doctor” are fully justified by Kalanchoe.
Treatment of wounds and ulcers
A wound or ulcer is irrigated with 1–2 ml of Kalanchoe juice using a syringe through a small-diameter needle. Then on the surface of the damaged area impose 4-5 layers of gauze, abundantly moistened with juice. The napkin is cut out and applied in such a way that it follows the contours and dimensions of the wound. The skin around the damaged area must first be treated with alcohol or a warm solution of furatsilina. If the wound is purulent, an antibiotic is added to the juice - the attending physician will tell you how to do it at home. In case a burning sensation appears, a herbal preparation should be diluted with an equal amount of 0.5-1% aqueous solution of novocaine. Twice a day dressing must be re-moistened with plant juice. If they are treated for wounds in a diabetic patient, then insulin is recommended to be added to the juice. The course of treatment usually lasts 25-30 days.
Treatment of purulent infection
In various forms of inflammatory processes (furunculosis, panaritiums, cellulitis, abscesses, infected wounds) Kalanchoe ointment is used in combination with Hypericum oil. The treatment is carried out as follows: on an infected wound or after the opening of a purulent focus, bandages are applied with St. John's wort oil. They continue to do until the inflammatory process subsides and starts.
granulation (tightening) of the wound. Then Kalanchoe ointment enters the battle - they make bandages with her already. Hypericum oil is a powerful bactericidal agent, and Kalanchoe ointment actively stimulates the healing process of tissues. This method reduces the treatment time by half and ensures success. When treating extensive eroded areas of skin, apply Kalanchoe ointment with furazolidone.
Treatment of pressure sores
The technique is the same as in the treatment of trophic ulcers and purulent infections with tissue necrosis. Affected areas of the skin are treated with the sap of the plant. The first 3 days the dressing is changed daily, in the future - after three days. In the intervals a neutral substance is applied to the sore spot - zinc ointment, petroleum jelly and other emollients.
Treatment of oral diseases
Dentists widely use Kalanchoe juice in the treatment of inflammatory processes in the oral cavity - gingivitis, periodontitis, stomatitis. They make either applications for mucous membranes and gums, or aerosol inhalations. It is easy to do such medical procedures at home. Applications spend 3-4 times a day for 20 minutes.
When treating periodontitis in this way, the bleeding of the gums gradually decreases, the sensation of itching disappears, and on the 10-12th day the suppuration stops. By the end of treatment, the papillae of the gums become dense and acquire their natural color - pale pink.
Treatment of diseases of the ear, nose and throat
Otolaryngologists recommend Kalanchoe juice for instillation into the nose as a prophylactic during flu epidemics, with a cold and sinusitis (inflammation of the nasal sinuses). This drug also helps with such chronic diseases as sore throats, tonsillitis, inflammation of the middle ear.
In chronic tonsillitis, electrophoresis of Kalanchoe juice is prescribed to the submandibular region every other day.
If the eardrum is damaged, the ear is inflamed, the juice is either buried in the ear, or gauze tampons moistened with Kalanchoe tincture are inserted.
For the prevention and treatment of sinusitis, as well as for any inflammatory diseases of the nasopharynx, juice is diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 5 and instilled 2 drops in each nostril 2 to 5 times a day. It is recommended to rinse the mouth and throat with tonsillitis, laryngitis and sore throat with this solution.
Eye disease treatment
Ophthalmologists use Kalanchoe juice too widely: in the treatment of burns and injuries of the eye, keratitis (inflammation of the cornea), erosion of the cornea (superficial ulceration of the cornea), as well as to combat dystrophic changes in the elements of the eye.
The method of treatment is usually the following: Kalanchoe juice is instilled into the conjunctival sac. It can be used undiluted or diluted in a 1: 1 ratio with an isotonic solution of sodium chloride or a 0.5% solution of novocaine. It is possible to carry out procedures independently, but only according to the prescription of the ophthalmologist and under his control!
Treatment of skin diseases
Kalanchoe is one of the few medicinal plants that are used in the treatment of so-called. make faces Erysipelas is an inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, caused by such hard-to-beat microbes as streptococci. The disease is very difficult, often with damage to large areas of the body, high fever, and swollen lymph nodes. They treat erysipelas with antibiotics, Kalanchoe is included in the general treatment regimen in the form of liniment or ointment. In addition, 2-3 times a day, the inflamed areas are smeared with the juice of fresh leaves of the plant.
Kalanchoe juice is also prescribed to stop bleeding from wounds, furunculosis, skin eruptions and eczema. The procedure is the same - applying 2-3 drops to the affected area, with boils - on the boil itself and the adjacent area, do it 2 times a day. The course of treatment usually lasts 5-7 days. Of course, pharmaceutical preparations of Kalanchoe for external use can also be successfully applied.
Treatment of warts
Warts are not only an unpleasant cosmetic defect. This skin disease is caused by a virus that is difficult to cure. Kalanchoe can also help in the fight against warts. For this purpose, dressings from mashed fresh leaves are applied to the places of their appearance. Change the bandages need 2 times a day. If a weekly course of treatment is not enough, it can be continued.
Start your facial treatment with a cleansing procedure. After removing the skin from the leaf Kalanchoe, wipe his face with it. Help the healing juice soak into the skin by tapping it with the fingertips. After apply your usual nourishing cream. After the first procedures, you will feel the toning effect of this simple remedy: the skin will noticeably refresh. By the way, on the basis of Kalanchoe produced and ready-made cosmetics. Cream "Kalanchoe" contains 15% of the juice of the plant and is intended for the treatment of withering skin of the face and the prevention of its aging.
When the skin tendency to redness and dilated capillaries helps a similar procedure. In the morning or in the evening, well-cleaned dry skin of the face and neck is smeared with juice or a piece of Kalanchoe leaf aged in a dark, cool place. Previously from the sheet you need to remove the skin or cut it. Then, within 1-2 minutes, lightly tapping the fingertips should drive the juice into the skin of the face, after which a nourishing cream is applied to the moist skin.
After the first procedure, a burning sensation or a tingling sensation may appear, but at about the 3rd session it goes away. The procedure is carried out 10-12 times in a day or two. You can also squeeze 8-10 drops from a freshly cut Kalanchoe leaf before using a nourishing cream and apply it to your face and neck with your fingers.
You can prolong the youth of your skin, if you use the recipe toning lotion. You can prepare it as follows: mix 1 teaspoon of honey (preferably not too thick) with Kalanchoe juice diluted with water (2 tablespoons of juice for 0.6 cups of boiled water). Wipe your face with this mixture immediately after washing. This wonderful tool nourishes and moisturizes the skin, helps maintain its elasticity and elasticity.
Add a few drops of fresh Kalanchoe juice to your hand cream, apply it thickly on your hands and put on cotton gloves. The procedure is best done at night. Kalanchoe juice also helps to improve the condition of the nails. Before putting on gloves, wrap pieces of gauze dipped in Kalanchoe juice around each nail.
With freckles and age spots
In these cases, folk beauticians advise applying pounded kalanchoe leaves to the pigmentation area. The effect appears gradually, after prolonged regular use. It should only be remembered that any whitening and exfoliating agents should not be applied around the eyes and should be carried out such procedures just before going outside.
Drugs based on Kalanchoe
In the domestic pharmaceuticals, Kalanchoe preparations are produced mainly in two forms - in the form of juice and in the form of ointment. They belong to the group of dermatotropic pharmacological substances. They have antiseptic and disinfectant properties.
In addition, preparations made on the basis of our "tree of life" are biogenic stimulants. In addition to direct pharmacological effects on the local cause of the disease, they activate the immune system of the body as a whole, increase its nonspecific resistance to various ailments.
Kalanchoe preparation for internal use ("Kalankhin")
Recently, in pharmacies, you can find the drug on the basis of Kalanchoe, intended for oral administration. It is produced under the name "Kalankhin" in the form of granules. This tool is a combined action, has anti-inflammatory effect and stimulates the regeneration of epithelial tissues. When ingested has a protective effect in ulcerative lesions of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines. "Kalanhin" is practically non-toxic, does not irritate the epithelium. Granules are recommended for the treatment of gastritis, gastroduodenitis, chronic enterocolitis. From contraindications usually emit only hypersensitivity to the drug. If you are hypersensitive, symptoms like heartburn, diarrhea (diarrhea), and allergic reactions may occur.
Liniment "Kalankhin" - is produced for external use. It helps to cleanse wounds from purulent secretions, eliminates inflammation, accelerates healing processes. Like other products with Kalanchoe, practically non-toxic. Assign with burns 2-3rd degree, frostbite, purulent wounds, trophic ulcers, bedsores, nipple cracks in the chest, cervicitis (inflammatory diseases of the cervical canal of the uterus). Contraindications: hypersensitivity, allergic reactions. Method of application - the same as Kalanchoe ointment.
How to make money with Kalanchoe at home
To make the juice, the leaves and green parts of the stems of the Kalanchoe pinnate are cut off, washed thoroughly and placed for 5-7 days in a dark cool (5-10 ° C) place. Then the raw material is passed through a meat grinder, squeeze the juice and allow it to settle. After the green sediment accumulates below, the upper transparent part is drained. Juice can be preserved, for this it is diluted with alcohol - so that the final concentration of alcohol is 20%, closed with a rubber stopper or aluminum cap.
Store at a temperature not higher than 10 ° C - for example, in the refrigerator. Juice storage period is not more than a year.
For the preparation of ointment from the juice Kalanchoe need porcelain cup with a round bottom. It is rubbed with alcohol or vodka and 300 ml of juice is mixed in it from 50 g of anhydrous lanolin, gradually introducing 50 g of vaseline. Store the ointment in the fridge.
Infusion Kalanchoe. It can be used for lotions for skin diseases, inflammation of the eyelids, gums, and also for rinsing the mouth and throat. To prepare the infusion, fresh leaves are ground, poured with water at a ratio of 1: 5, infused for an hour, then the mixture is boiled for 2-3 minutes and filtered through gauze folded in half.
Medical use Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe juice is used as an external agent in the treatment of:
trophic ulcers of the leg,
burns, frostbite, cracks and other skin damage.
Other types of wounds and ulcers are also treated with various injuries, varicose veins, and thrombophlebitis.
Широко используют каланхоэ в хирургической практике в виде тампонов и повязок, смоченных соком:
при пересадке кожи,
для подготовки ран к наложению вторичных швов,
при гнойных ранах после вскрытия абсцессов, панарициев, фурункулов.
Каланхоэ — незаменимый помощник дерматолога. Сок его свежих листьев назначают для остановки кровотечения из ран, при лечении фурункулов, кожных сыпей и экземы.
Kalanchoe preparations have taken their rightful place in other branches of medicine: in dentistry, otolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology, in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and eye diseases. And all this is due to its unique ability to quickly remove dead tissue and stimulate the restoration of the affected areas.
Goethe, the author of "Faust", ate the "kids" Kalanchoe not in vain. This is an excellent means to recuperate and maintain vigor.
Outwardly, the leaves can be used fresh,
and after keeping them in a dark place. We know that while they produce a large number of biologically active substances.
Fresh mashed leaves quickly stop bleeding.
With inflammation in the throat, with a cold, flu, you can also use the leaves of Kalanchoe (the leaf is chewed in the mouth). Several such procedures - and painful symptoms subside.
The leaves of this plant passed through the meat grinder help at burns. For a few hours, attach them to the burned area of the skin: the juice promotes faster healing, and it also protects against infection. Gruel from fresh Kalanchoe leaves also helps with frostbite, purulent wounds, ulcers.
Kalanchoe leaves are useful to eat with a weakening of the body after serious diseases. They cleanse the blood, neutralize harmful substances and help protect themselves from colds.
For preventive purposes, you can add fresh leaves in the vinaigrettes and potato salads, pre-washed and chopped. This is especially useful for people suffering from inflammation of the dental-toothed tissues - periodontitis.