Updated: Apr 5
Of the numerous blessings of living on an Island are the various plants, fruits, and vegetable plants you can find with excellent healing powers. Dr. Debra Williams who is from Jamaica shares the benefits of Leaf Of Life plant. This plant is also known as Miracle Leaf, Life Plant, Air Plant, Love Bush, Live For Ever, Goethe Plant, and its botanical name (Bryophyllum Pinnatum) and is a member of the Crassulaceae Family).
It is a household plant also an herb originating from Madagascar. They have thick watery leaves and stems which makes them possible to survive in dry climates. It can be made as an herbal tea or eaten raw.
In Jamaica, Leaf of Life is used for Respiratory Issues such as asthma, colds, coughs, bronchitis, and shortness of breath. Several studies have shown the plant has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, detoxing, immune-boosting, anti-cancer and anti-pain properties. In addition, this plant also has significant antihistamine and anaphylactic properties. Also, the Leaf of Life plant has been shown to have anti-diabetic properties as well as working as an intestinal cleanse. The plant has also shown to rid the body of mucus.
-Assist in Respiratory Conditions
-Claims to assist in the treatment of Kidney Stones, -Hypertension, -Diabetes