Kalanchoe pinnata; අක්කපාන

Kalanchoe pinnata(Akkapana), formerly known as Bryophyllum pinnatum, also known as the air plant, cathedral bells, life plant, miracle leaf, and Goethe plant is a succulent plant native to Madagascar, which is a popular houseplant and has become naturalized in tropical and subtropical areas. Akkapana is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine as a remedy for urinary stones. However, Akkapana leaves are used as a medicine for many ailments. That is, Akkapana plant contains a number of nutrients such as sulphate, oxalate, calcium, potassium etc. Also, according to Ayurveda, it tastes like decoction and acid. It is said that by virtue of being short and rough, the result is sweetness and coolness by effort. Therefore, Akkapana plant is used to cure various diseases. That is, in addition to the use of medicines, the consumption of Akkapana leaves prepared as a sambol can also cure these diseases.

Medicinal properties of Akkapana plant:

  • Relieves back pain.
  • The use of akkapana leaves can relieve pain in the back area and spine. That is to say, Akkapana leaves should be boiled and rubbed on the painful places.

  • Relieves wounds, diarrhea.
  • Akkapana leaves can be used to soothe wounds, diarrhea and bleeding gums. That is, Akkapana leaves can be finely ground with vegetable oil and applied to the wound to heal the wound. The pus can also be removed by applying the ointment on the affected area.

  • Relieves pain caused by new teeth.
  • It is beneficial to mix Akkapana leaves with honey and apply it to soothe the bleeding gums and the pain caused by it.

  • Destroys cancer cells.
  • Recent research has shown that Akkapana can be used as a drug to kill cancer cells. That is, the organic compounds in Akkapana help to destroy cancer cells. Therefore, it is beneficial to eat Akkapana leaves to prevent cancer.

  • Relieves complications such as bruises, sprains, and arthritis.
  • Akkapana can also be used as a medicine to treat fractures, fractures as well as physical ailments caused by diseases such as arthritis. That is, you can take a handful of Akkapana leaves, grind it in cold water and apply it on the affected areas to relieve the swelling.

  • Dissolves urinary stones.
  • Akkapana plant has been popular since ancient times as a medicine that can be used to dissolve urinary stones. That is, patients with urinary stones can take a few leaves of Akkapana, put them in hot water, cover them until they are slightly boiled and then dissolve them and drink it. Boiled Akkapana leaves are also good for this disease.

  • Prevents premature graying of hair.
  • Premature graying is one of the most common hair loss problems. That is, Akkapana leaves can be used as a medicine to prevent premature graying of hair. That is, the oil made by mixing Akkapana leaf juice with sesame oil is beneficial. That is, applying the oil to the scalp can prevent premature graying of the hair.

  • Relieves nerve entrapment.
  • Akkapana leaves can be named as a popular medicine used in Ayurveda to alleviate the condition of ligaments that many people suffer from. That is to say, you can put a pot on the stove, mix a little bit of camellia oil in it, add akkapana leaves, heat it a little and after it dries, you can soothe the ligaments by rubbing the ligaments.

Although Akkapana can be used as a medicine to cure many ailments such as this, but pregnant mothers and people with heart disease should use Akkapana first and foremost and not overdose

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