Description[ edit ] Closeup of opening flower. The "leaves" of this species are actually leaf-stem combinations called phylloclades. They are thick, fleshy, elliptical in shape, curved, with a crenate or serrated margin, often reddish. The phylloclades are remarkable for their ability to produce bulblets. At their margin, between the teeth, adventitious buds appear, which produce roots, stems and leaves. When the plantlets fall to the ground, they root and can become larger plants.
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Nowadays, the plant is cultivated in Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in large scale and sold to pharmaceutical companies. It grows up well in slopes of the dry hill. It also grows in Indian plains.
Bryophyllum pinnatum flowers Medicinal use of Bryophyllum pinnatum The rhizome of this plant can be used as a preventive of the kidney stone or for the treatment of this. Tubers in India are eaten as a condiment. Bryophyllum pinnatum is given for the treatment of a cough, asthma, cold with candy sugar. It is used against dysentery. It is also used to prevent any kind of cardiac problem.
Bryophyllum pinnatum is used for the treatment of fever. Rhizome powdered is used for the treatment of constipation. Bryophyllum pinnatum paste is used for the treatment of boil , wound, soar or cuts. The extract of Bryophyllum pinnatum is used for the treatment of roundworms clotrimazol. The extract of the plant is used for the treatment of antipyretic activity. Using juice of this as eardrop heals the ear pain. Its natural remedy for ear pain.
The paste of Pashan Bheda mixed with honey is used for the beginners teething trouble. Because of anti-diabetic property, it is used for the treatment of diabetics. The root of this plant is believed to protect the liver and proved useful for the treatment of hepatitis. It is proved diuretic.
So, it cures difficult urination. Because of its antioxidant property, the plant is used in the mixture of herbal green tea. It is used as one of home remedies for piles Hemorrhoids. The leaf juice is used for the treatment of stomach ache. The extract is used for the nourishment of the hair and treating gray hair.
The leaves are used against intestinal disorder. The extract of this is anti-inflammatory and reduces inflammation. It is also used for the treatment of blood mixed diarrhoea. The paste is used against leucorrhoea. It has importance in the treatment of certain types of cancer and weight management.
It is the natural treatment for kidney and gallbladder stones. The grazing animals face cardiac poisoning by eating Bryophyllum pinnatum. Since ages, it has been used as a traditional medicine for many diseases.
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