DRIED LEAF OF LIFE.
Also known as the Love Bush,Miracle leaf, Life plant, Goethe plant, the Mexican love plant and as its scientific name Bryophyllum pinnatum, the leaf of life is a popular house plant that has been linked to numerous health benefits.
The plant is native to Madagascar but is grown in most tropical areas including Jamaica where it is widely used as a herbal remedy to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, colds, coughs, shortness of breath and bronchitis. It is usually consumed as tea, blended in juices or eaten raw.
The leaf of life is also said to be a great treatment for kidney stones. Science seems to be just catching up to this remedy as a study conducted in 2014 revealed that rats given a treatment containing the plant extracts were less likely to develop kidney stones. Those rats given the treatment had reduced levels of urine oxalates, and those oxalates are typically what causes kidney stones.
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Dried Leaf of Life (aka Love Bush) 4oz
How to use Leaf of Life?
Leaf of Life is used to treat swellings and abscesses on the body by heating the leaf and applying it to the affected area. The leaves can also be crushed or grinded then applied to areas of the skin that are affected by insect bites or bruises. The juice extracted from the plant can be mixed with honey and consumed as a remedy for bronchial problems and headaches. The Leaf of Life juice is also used to treat the cold, coughs and even hypertension. The herb can also be used to make herbal tea, which is said to be effective in the treatment of shortness of breath, asthma and menstrual problems. The freshly picked leaf may also be eaten raw to bring relief from certain ailments.
Health Benefits of Leaf of Life
The Leaf of Life possesses a number of health benefits and is useful in the treatment of quite a few ailments. The plant does have antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Leaf of Life’s traditional use as an effective treatment for asthma and insect bites might be so due to the plant’s antihistamine and anaphylactic properties. Consuming Leaf of Life herbal tea has also been known to clean the bladder, urine and remove harmful bacteria from the intestines. The leaves can also be used to treat mastitis in nursing mothers by crushing it and mixing it with castor oil then applying it to the breast.