Kalanchoe is a plant from the Crassulaceae family, a family of dicotyledons with succulent leaves. These plants are native to the Old World and mainly found in Madagascar, India, China, Brazil and south and southeast Asia. The leaves of the plant are used to stop proliferation and the renewal of several types of cancer cells, a process which occurs due to the presence of a rare compound. Some species of Kalanchoe can be applied topically or eaten raw or juiced to prevent numerous diseases and conditions such as tumors, diarrhea, constipation, high blood pressure, panic attacks, schizophrenia, etc.
Here are the top health benefits of the Kalanchoe leaves:
- Protect the liver;
- Soothe respiratory problems;
- Reduce fever;
- Relieve pain;
- Fight infections;
- Reduce high blood pressure;
- Fight viral infections and herpes;
- Fight rheumatism and inflammatory disorders;
- Have a relaxing effect on the muscles;
- Improve kidney function;
- Reduces colds and flu;
- Reduce uterine contractions.
Experts recommend consuming no more than 5 gr. of the leaves per kg. of your weight every day as they can be toxic in bigger amounts. Pregnant women should also avoid consuming them as they may cause complications. Stick to less than 5 gr. a day, and the leaves will surely improve your overall health and prevent cancer.