Three (3) Wonderworld Plant Leaves For Propagation...Also known as Kalanchoe Pinnata. Leaf of Life. Miracle Leaf. Air Plant. Bryophyllum Pinnatum.
Plant these succulent leaves in a terra cotta pot with drainage holes in the bottom. Use a sandy, well-drained soil such as a cactus potting mix or one part peat moss mixed with two parts loam and sand. Repot in the spring but only if the plant outgrows its pot. Use a container that is only slightly larger than the original pot. Place your plants in a bright location with plenty of direct sunlight. Kalanchoe plants require a minimum of four hours of sun daily and grow best in temperatures that range between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
This plant is known as Miracle leaf, life plant and Wonder of the World in English it is a succulent plant native to India and found now in tropical regions.
The plant is described in the Ramayana and is known as Mole Sajewan to Hindus around the year 500BC where the warrior Hanuman bought the life giving herb to help bring back to life his foe Lakshman.
Anti-microbial properties have been found in Bryophyllum pinnatum and has been recorded in Trinidad and Tobago as being used as a traditional treatment for hypertension.
The plant has the ability to reduce histamines and in treating cancer and inflammation to treating boils and skin ulcers, epilepsy and ear aches. Warm leaves can be used for sprains, tey tey worms and head colds. Wonder of the World plant is a plant that helps to ease muscle aches, ear ache, facial swelling, bronchitis, coughs, colds, ulcers, eczema, chicken pox, athlete' foot, several skin problems and malnutrition. The herb is also known to kills viruses, bacteria and fungi. The leaves contain Malic, Citric, Isocitric acids, Rutin and Quercitin.
Headache: Heat leaf or leaves on stove until hot. Place on the forehead.
Backache/Rheumatism: Heat leaves until hot. Place them as hot as you can bear them on the aching area and lie down on your stomach.
Foot Soaks: Using at least three Wonder of the World leaves, place in basin and fill with hot water.
The plant has been in many studies for its anti-inflammatory, anti parasitic, anti- bacterial, anti-cancer and anti-depressant.
Medicinal plants of Trinidad - Mahabir