It was my youngest son’s birthday on 5th May 2021, so while my family HV members and I were busy celebrating, a call came through, and I received one of the saddest news of my life. It turned out that one of my sisters, who was also a very close friend and confidante was on dialysis, fighting for dear life somewhere in a Lagos hospital. She later lost the battle.
In this year alone, I have heard about two kidney-related deaths and as I write, one of my cousins is on dialysis and over N12 million is needed for a transplant in India. It is a well-known fact that kidney transplant surgery is a 50 – 50 chance of survival. So, with kidney diseases, prevention is the only cure.
With inspiration arising from the loss of my sister, I have launched full-scale research into finding natural herbs that can prevent or cure kidney diseases for the sake of those of us that are alive and can prevent them.
One of the very potent herbs used to melt kidney stones and to cure other thousand diseases is called LIFE PLANT. Its botanical nomenclature is Bryophyllum pinnatum. It is also known as Miracle Leaf, Air Plant, Cathedral Bells, and Goethe Plant.
Life Plant is a perennial herb that grows in the wild and used as a traditional medicinal plant in tropical Africa, China, Australia, tropical America and Indian system of medicine- Ayurveda. The leaves of this plant have been reported to possess antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, and antimutagenic activities.
It grows well in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate climatic zones and does well in ordinary soil, enriched soil, and mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil. It has a hollow stem, red or green in color, thick, flexible and short, glabrous and succulent.
The rhizome of this plant can be used as preventive measures for kidney stones or for its treatment. A 2014 study revealed that rats given a treatment containing the plant extracts had reduced levels of urine oxalates, and those oxalates are typically what cause kidney stones.
Various medicinal uses are associated with the Leaf of Life, including the following :
●Treats Kidney stones: In case of kidney stones, give 40-50 ml decoction of the whole plant twice a day. You can also give the decoction with 500 mg shilajit and 2 gm. of honey mixed in it. Give this twice a day, it cures bile stone easily.
●Useful in urinary disorders: Give 5ml juice of its leaves to the patient suffering from thirst and any disorder related to the urinary system. It is a very good and effective cure. In case of urine-related disorder in men, give 40-60 ml of its decoction with 2 gm. honey mixed in it. Give this twice a day.
For hypertension: Give 5-10 drops of the extract of its aerial parts. It is beneficial in controlling blood pressure.
●Curbs leukemia: Give 5-10 drops of the extract of its aerial part, twice a day. It is beneficial in blood cancer.
●For vaginal disorders: In case of vaginal flow in women, give 40-60 ml decoction with 2 gm. honey mixed in it. Give this twice a day.
●Manage leucorrhoea: For women who suffer from leucorrhoea ailment, use the decoction of the leaves twice daily. It helps delay the flow of blood within the blood vessels.
●Treat piles at home: Drink the extract of the leaves twice daily to get an effective cure for piles.
●Good for the liver: Bryophyllum pinnatum promotes the health of the liver. It can cure jaundice fast.
●Treat ear pain: Get a fast cure for your ear pain by applying the juice of the leaf.
●Diuretic action: You can cure urinary disorders with the juice of the Bryophyllum pinnatum leaf. This is good for curing excessive thirst. Drink a potion of 40-60 ml every day in the morning and evening.
●Anthelmintic action: Bryophyllum pinnatum helps remove worms in the intestine effectively. Have the decoction of the leaves twice a day with honey.
●Prevents grey hair: Regular use of the Miracle Leaf will help prevent the greying of hair. It promotes the health of the scalp too.
Good anti-oxidant property: Make tea with the dried leaves and have it twice or thrice a day. This will help you fight free radicals better.
●Helpful for diabetics: Control your diabetes with the Bryophyllum pinnatum leaves. Have the decoction twice every day and see your blood sugar level drop significantly.
●Purifies blood: Miracle Leaf has a purifying action on the blood. It removes the toxins and helps improve your health.
●Juice for a chest cold: Warm 3 leaves and juice them. This should yield 2-3 tablespoons of Leaf of Life juice. Add a pinch of salt. Take one tablespoon three times a day for as long as needed.
How To Make Life Plant Tea
To make an easy and quick cup of Life Plant tea. Boil one cup of water then add 3 leaves of Life Leaf; let simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove leaves from the tea, pour in a cup, and sweeten with 1 to 2 teaspoons of organic honey, if you want. If you are making more than one cup, increase the serving size of boiling water and the amount of leaves added.
These are just a few of the very many things Life Plant is capable of doing. I hope they save somebody’s life.