medical kalanchoe


  • Blooming pharmacy on the windowsill
  • Famous bryophyllum daigremontianum
  • Some medicinal recipes
  • Kalanchoe guard Beauty
  • Other Plants
  • Contraindications for use kalanchoe

Kalanchoe - succulent perennial. It can be found in many homes. It is unpretentious and does not require special care, it is enough bright light and moderate watering. For the fact that the plant has healing properties, it is often called the "green pharmacy" and "house physician in a flowerpot." Juice Kalanchoe - a real elixir of health. The healing properties of its known since time immemorial, and today they are successfully used in folk and official medicine. It is believed that in the house where he lives this flower, less sick.
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Blooming pharmacy on the windowsill

Kalanchoe juice contains a lot of useful substances: polysaccharides, tannins, flavonoids, organic acids, enzymes, micro-and macro, vitamins and other biologically active substances.

Drugs, which is composed of this plant are used in surgery, dentistry, gynecology. They are successfully used in ENT and ophthalmology practice in cosmetology.

Kalanchoe juice - a great antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent. In addition, the plant has hemostatic and wound-healing properties, it helps to quickly scar wounds, promotes tissue regeneration. It is an indispensable tool for burns and ulcers, abrasions, varicose veins. Drugs based contains Kalanchoe used for colds, inflammation of the gums, ear infections and throat. Kalanchoe is in the composition of many ointments and cosmetics, which are used for skin care.

Traditional medicine uses the juice of Kalanchoe as an external agent in the treatment of wounds that do not heal for a long time, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers. Inside it is taken for coughs, inflammation of the stomach and kidneys, at a cold and sinus buried in the nose.

 medical leaves of Kalanchoe
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Famous bryophyllum daigremontianum

There are more than 200 species of this plant, one of the most famous - Kalanchoe Degremon. It is on its triangular leaves grows a large amount of "air babies" who, breaking away from the parent plant, own roots. For this feature called live-bearing plant. Because of this, it multiplies very fast and enables a person to constantly use their healing properties.

This plant has another name - "flower of Goethe." The great poet admired the vitality of the plant. Every day he used to eat a tablespoon of "children" Kalanchoe Degremon as a means of rejuvenation. The leaves of this flower - a pantry vitamins. They can be used in food, adding to vinaigrettes, potato salad. There are other recipes, such as chopped leaves of Kalanchoe Degremon can add cucumber and avocado. As this vitamin salad of lettuce suit any vegetable oil and a little lemon juice. During this salad beriberi is simply indispensable.

Use of the plant is recommended to those who suffer from gingivitis and periodontal disease. The substances contained therein have a beneficial effect on the oral cavity can help reduce inflammation and reduce bleeding gums. The juice of the plant is suitable for irrigation of the mouth. Make it is not difficult: the lower leaves to grind, strain and the resulting slurry filtered. Irrigation should be carried out twice a day after toothbrushing. The juice is desirable to use freshly prepared.

Medicinal properties of plants help improve the condition of the gums. Enough to wipe their juice. Medicinal properties of this plant make it possible to make a real elixir that is able to activate the vital processes in the body, improve its protective function. To cook leaves kept on the bottom shelf in the refrigerator for 12 days. Then you need to squeeze the juice out of the leaves and drip into the nose of 3-5 drops before you leave home. This is a great preventative tool in the fight against colds.

Juice is able to for a few minutes to reduce the pain of the wounds on the body. Kalanchoe Degremon used as a means of combating tuberculosis and gastric ulcer.
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Some medicinal recipes

When using the juice as a preventive measure for a month, you can protect yourself from colds and other viral diseases. Rhinitis can be cured in a few days.

The aqueous solution will help to cope with conjunctivitis. Prepare the solution is simple. To do this, kalanchoe squeeze juice and mix it with cold boiled water in a ratio of 1: 2. Apply as a lotion to the eyes.

Ointments are also easy to prepare yourself. For this sap (30 g) was mixed with petroleum jelly and lanolin (50 g). Stored in the refrigerator ointment such a long time. This balm helps to get rid of pimples and boils.

For external use suitable alcohol tinctures. Recipes are simple. Half a glass jar should be filled with crushed leaves of Kalanchoe. Fill the brim with vodka and leave in a cool dark place for a week. Periodically shake the jar. This tincture is rubbed on the night legs with varicose veins and pains in the joints. Rub is necessary in the direction from the feet and upwards.

The use of this infusion helps with the inflammation of the ear. It is enough to bury the night one drop. To improve the vision you need to take a tablespoon three times a day for 14 days.

Indispensable kalanchoe when mastitis. Here are some recipes: you have to squeeze a little juice and lubricate them areola around the nipples, make compresses on the breast three times a day. This will help to quickly remove heat. Kalanchoe juice helps get rid of the erosion of the cervix at an early stage. For this purpose, tampons impregnated juice plants.

When a toothache simply chew plant leaf and apply it to the sore spot. If necessary, repeat the procedure.

 healing properties kalanchoe
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Kalanchoe guard Beauty

This wonderful plant helps to get rid of dark circles under the eyes. To do so, leaves no skin attached to the lower eyelid. Cut along the piece will help to improve the complexion, if you wipe them face daily after removing makeup. The fresh juice of the plant will help to get rid of acne, if it applied two or three times a day. Helps Kalanchoe win warts. For this purpose the leaves are crushed in a compress superimposed on warts.
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Other Plants

Among the many species known as Kalanchoe Calandiva and Blossfeldiana blooming small bright red, orange or yellow flowers, which are collected in inflorescence umbrella.

Kalanchoe Calandiva - a hybrid that appeared due Blossfeldiana mind that the basis for breeding and breeding new species. They differ in size, and the fact that Calandiva flowers much longer than Blossfeldiana. Flowering can last up to six months.

The plant has a fantastic energy. Being in the room and helps to raise the vitality, improve mood, tune in to the job. To feel a surge of strength, it is enough just to be near the plant for half an hour. If you put this family doctor in the bedroom, it will provide a healthy dreams without nightmares. In addition, clear the room of harmful bacteria.

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Contraindications for use kalanchoe

Despite all the benefits of, the use of this plant are not all shown. Its use is prohibited for people suffering from allergies, liver disease, pregnant women. It is not necessary to use it for people with low blood pressure, diabetes.

 Kalanchoe: plant pharmacy on the windowsill

 Ficus Benjamin reproduction


  • Vegetative reproduction of Ficus
  • The method of reproduction by cuttings of Ficus Benjamin in the substrate
  • Mass reproduction of Ficus
  • Seed propagation of Ficus
  • Cloning figs

Many of us remember when mentioning ficus elastica is that decorate our homes in the Soviet times. But lately, a huge popular Ficus benjamina - large and spreading shrub is not the most demanding of care. Naturally, fans of this type of question arises: how to propagate Ficus? We decided to talk about all the options, and you choose a suitable for your particular situation.

It is important that before you multiply Ficus benjamina .   the mother plant was absolutely great. The best time to obtain new species is considered to be spring and early summer - when young shoots have time to take root and grow strong well into the beginning of the cold season.

Ficus Benjamin reproduces the following ways:

  • cuttings;
  • cloning;
  • seeds.

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Vegetative reproduction of Ficus

Propagation by cuttings can be applied to the vast majority of figs, and not only to the variety. Primarily harvested cuttings. To do this, you need a sharp knife to cut the apical already poluoderevenevshie branches up to 15 cm. The cut is made diagonally. You can not harvest the cuttings with scissors or blunt objects - they crush tissues shoots and substantially inhibit the establishment.

Large leaves with the cuttings removed to prevent excessive evaporation of moisture, and an average of three leaves are left on the stalk. Milky juice on a cut eye-catching, quickly hardens and does not develop the root system. Therefore, you need to get rid of him as soon as the cuttings are procured: you can either wash the juice running water until he stops to speak, or to put the cutting into a jar with clean water and change it every two hours. After the juice stops to stand out, the cut must be dry in the open air a couple of hours.

The warm water ficus root fairly quickly. To prevent decay processes, add the water a tablet of activated charcoal and make sure the lower leaves do not touch the water. Capacity, where the cuttings for rooting, must be sufficiently lit area, but not in direct sunlight. As the evaporation of the water topped up.

Cuttings require high humidity and heat, and such conditions are much easier to create a mini-teplichke. About a couple of weeks can appear bright build-up, so-called kalusnaya fabric from which later formed the roots. Once the handle appeared roots, it can be planted in a conventional substrate.

 how to multiply Ficus Benjamin
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The method of reproduction by cuttings of Ficus Benjamin in the substrate

In addition to the standard method of rooting cuttings in water, propagation by cuttings can be immediately implemented in the substrate: the wet sand, peat, perlite or vermiculite. The blank cuttings produced in the same manner as in the previous process, and is required to wash latex. After the slice dry, it is filled with powdered charcoal and immersed in the ground on one kidney. To create the necessary conditions for young Ficus benjamina top cover banks or placed in a mini-teplichku polyethylene.

The land must always be moist but not waterlogged. Periodically, cuttings need to be aired - this will help avoid rotting. It is better that the earth was warm and can be used to heat the hot water bottle or a warm battery. Understand that took root ficus, can be on the emergence of new leaves. But once the greenhouse can not be opened, it is done gradually accustoming young plant to the new conditions of detention.
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Mass reproduction of Ficus

In order to get young Ficus benjamina, you only need a small piece of stem with one leaf on it with the middle or upper part of the trunk. In principle, one can escape to get as much finished cuttings, leaves much it is. The top slice needs to be done directly on axillary buds, the lower section - on the bias, then pick up most of the interstices.

The ground bury most of the sheet cutting; make sure that the petiole remains on the surface. Himself leaf must be rolled into a tube and secure with a rubber band. You can set a peg formed through a straw - so cutting will be more stable. Teplichku is pushed in the required number of cuttings and closed polyethylene. It requires heating of the soil and regular airing cuttings. About a month later, they take root and leaves of the new release.

To rooting passed faster recommend the lower cut ficus make a pair of incisions (depending on the thickness of the barrel, the notches may be more). You can spend longitudinal crack a few inches from the lower edge. The more the wound surface, the more kalusnaya formed tissue and, consequently, faster new roots appear.

What would you choose: rooting in water or in the ground - it is desirable to treat the lower part of the cuttings root stimulator special. Alternatively, you can pre-soaked in a solution of cutting stimulator, or in the water, where it will be cutting, add a few drops kornevina.

Beginners are advised to be propagated by cuttings Ficus benjamina in water. So it is much easier to follow the process and the decay can be prevented from below. Small comfortable rooting cuttings in special pots for seedlings with a removable bottom. In the future it will be very easy to implement handling of young plants in pots with a larger diameter.

 both breeds Ficus Benjamin
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Seed propagation of Ficus

In this way, at home Ficus benjamina reproduce difficult, if not impossible. But if you have the seeds, they should be treated pre-growth stimulants and fungicides, then sow to a wet surface and light substrate. Capacity with seeds cover with foil and place in a mini-teplichku. For seed germination is necessary to constantly maintain a temperature in the range of 25-30 degrees. After germination germs is necessary to provide bright illumination, otherwise sprouts strongly elongated.
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Cloning figs

Industrial procedure, in which the reproduction of Ficus benjamina. This method is based on the properties of totipotent plant cells. Simply put, its ability under certain conditions and with full power to generate exactly the same plant.

Each cell stores the full information on the mother plant and can re-create an exact copy. Plants obtained in this manner are obtained completely identical, but free from various infections, if any were present in the parent plant. Ficus Benjamin thus obtained, a little smaller in size and well branched.

 How to propagate the Ficus benjamina