Useful properties and application recipes Kalanchoe
Botanical characteristics of KalanchoeKalanchoe is a succulent perennial plant that at any time of the year is green. The plant belongs to the family Crassulaceae, has stems with beautiful dense foliage. On the erect stems of Kalanchoe are large leaves, arranged oppositely from each other. This plant has serrated leaves have a different coloring depending on location in a stem, for example, at the top they are bright green in color and the lower leaves are bluish-green with violet tint.
The flowers of the plant is pale green in color with a pinkish tinge, collected in inflorescence panicle. Flowers of this plant are unusual petals, as they are triangular in shape and brick red in color. The fruit Kalanchoe – seeded leaflet. Kalanchoe blooms sporadically, but there are years when the plant is studded with beautiful flowers.
Wild flower grows only in Africa and the Islands around it. Also, this medicinal plant can be seen in Madagascar on rocky slopes. Kalanchoe is frequently cultivated in the living room not only as decorative but also as a medicinal plant.
Useful properties of Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe has anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, and antibacterial properties. In addition, the Kalanchoe is a tool used as healing wounds. The fresh juice of the plant contains many beneficial substances such as tannins, enzymes, flavonoids, organic acids, micro and macro. Due to the content in the juice of the plant a large number of useful substances, it is used for ulcers, purulent wounds, necrosis of tissue, boils, burns, bleeding and cervical erosion.
Kalanchoe eliminates acne, rashes and spots on the skin. Based drugs Kalanchoe can help in the treatment of diseases of view. If Kalanchoe is grown in a dark and cool place, stored in it the mass of biogenic stimulators, which help in the treatment of various diseases.
Grow and care for KalanchoeKalanchoe is a plant that is undemanding to growing conditions. A place to grow Kalanchoe should be Sunny. The plant is propagated by stem or leaf cuttings. Cut off the stalks before planting needs to be dried for about two days. Until such time as the cuttings do not take root, theirmust be very carefully watered. The container of cuttings should not be covered. Some types of plants are propagated by using seeds. From the day of sowing seed to flowering period will take a year. The method of propagation by cuttings this time is much reduced and will be only 2 months. If the flowers of the plant is needed in the late winter, then sowing the seeds produced in January and cuttings are planted in March.
Care. For the entire period of growth of Kalanchoe should be watered, but in moderation. In winter, the plant does not need constant watering. With the last days of spring until mid-summer to do top dressing fertilizer. Every year, Kalanchoe should be transplanted to a new location. It is necessary to prepare the soil, namely, mix leaf, turf and peat lands in equal proportions. This also added sand and brick chips.
When will Kalanchoe flowering, remove all flower stalks. By placing the plant in a month in a dark place, it needs a little watering. Then he transferred to the bright and lighted place, watering as usual.
Kalanchoe widely used in folk medicine, and to this it owes its numerous medicinal substances and their properties. Tincture of Kalanchoe, which is rubbed into the skin, improves blood circulation, allowing no clogging of blood vessels. The leaves of the plant contain organic acids, polysaccharides which are part of the most active drugs.
Kalanchoe juice with periodontitis. To make it necessary to cut the plant and a week to hold at temperatures above 10 degrees Celsius. Next, using a wooden spoon, all ground into mush. Then, taking the gauze, squeeze the juice in a bowl and leave in this position for 2 days is necessary for complete sedimentation. The prepared juice should be diluted in 20% ethanol (20 parts juice to 1 part alcohol). This medicine is used for ulcers, festering wounds, bedsores and fistula. For these purposes it is necessary to take a few layers of gauze, soaked Kalanchoe juice, and apply on the wound. Also Kalanchoe juice helps reduce gum bleeding or to relieve itching. To do inhalation this juice.
Tincture is Kalanchoe on alcohol. Take 1 tablespoon of crushed leaves, pour 100 ml of alcohol (40%) and leave it on for 10 days to infuse in a warm place. Strain the infusion, it can be used in the form of gadgets or tools for washing. For example, it is possible to cure the inflammation of the middle ear, dripped into the ear 1 or 2 drops of tincture before bedtime.
Ointment Kalanchoe. Forits preparation will need to combine in a small dish 15 ml of juice of Kalanchoe and 25 grams of lanolin. In this mass you need to add another 25 grams of vaseline and mix well until smooth mass. This ointment is used in the presence of trophic ulcers and boils.
Tincture Kalanchoe varicose veins in the legs. Take a half-liter jar and fill it with plant leaves, pre-chopped, pour vodka to the brim. Next, you tightly close the jar and place in a dark room for 7 days. Ready infusion should RUB his feet at night, making a circular motion with your fingers. Start rubbing should be with the feet, moving upwards. So you need to be treated for two or even three months.
Medicine Kalanchoe for the prevention of influenza. Cut leaves of Kalanchoe and press off the juice. Taking fresh juice of the plant, they lubricate the nasal mucosa, 3 times a day.
Fresh Kalanchoe juice is used in inflammation of eyelids, ears, oral cavity, purulent wounds, burns and other skin diseases.
Kalanchoe leaves, pre-shredded, used to make a compress for the destruction of warts. Also the leaves of this medicinal plant is used for mental fatigue. The leaves of Kalanchoe simply chew a bit and swallow, and performance will return in a few minutes.
Contraindications to the use of Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe is contraindicated in pregnant women and Allergy sufferers, but contraindications for this plant do not end there. People with liver disease, hepatitis and cirrhosis also should not use drugs of Kalanchoe. Not recommended for use Kalanchoe for people with tumors or the presence of low pressure.