[Botanical Name: Bryophyllum pinnatum]
- It is the natural treatment for kidney & gallbladder stones. It is a succulent perennial herb, which grows up to 1m- 2m in height.
The stems are thick, flexible and short and the flowers are pink, white or purple in colour. It forms a cymose panicle. Dried carrot like tuberous root is most important part of Patharchur. This is a branched aromatic herb. The nodes are often hairy in some species. It is grown in the garden for ornamental purposes, but did you know it’s also a natural healer?
The rhizome of this plant can be used as a preventive of the kidney. Bryophyllum pinnatum is given for the treatment of a cough, asthma, cold with candy sugar.
It is used against dysentery.
The plant root is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to prevent any kind of cardiac problem.
Bryophyllum pinnatum is used for the treatment of fever. Rhizome powdered is used for the treatment of constipation. Bryophyllum pinnatum paste is used for the treatment of boi.
The paste of Pashan Bheda mixed with honey is used for the beginners teething trouble. Because of anti-diabetic property, it is used for the treatment of diabetics.
The root of this plant is believed to protect the liver and proved useful for the treatment of hepatitis. It is proved diuretic. So, it cures difficult urination. It helps clean the bladder and get rid of harmful toxins from the intestines. Because of its antioxidant property, the plant is used in the mixture of herbal green tea.
It is used as one of home remedies for piles (Hemorrhoids). The leaf juice is used for the treatment of stomach ache. The extract is used for the nourishment of the hair and treating gray hair. The leaves are used against intestinal disorder.
The extract of this is anti-inflammatory and reduces inflammation. It is also used for the treatment of blood mixed diarrhoea. The paste is used against leucorrhoea.