No one would mistake it for a plant by its name. In addition to its beauty, it surprises with its health benefits

Plants can not only be aesthetically beautiful, but they can also be practical or beneficial to health. And one that not everyone may know by name is just such a plant. When one says colopeya, few people have any idea what to make of the term. And it can be the same when the name kalanchoe is uttered. If you’re stumped, take a look at this introduction to a plant that holds quite unique potential. That is, if it is the right species, which bears the name kalanchoe pinnata. What makes it unique? It is used in the context of medicine, in two ways:

  • Internally – by dripping into the nose or by drinking
  • Externally – by rubbing on wounds, sores, bites and pimples

Already Goethe invoked it

This variety of colopeya boasts beautiful flowers and an unusual leaf shape. The famous poet and naturalist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was also intrigued by it. He observed and studied the growth of the small plants from the mother leaf and carried out their cultivation. He even dedicated a poem to the plant, in which he describes the rules of its cultivation. That is why in Germany the colopoeia is called “Goethe’s plant”.

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A wide range of properties and medicinal benefits

Calanchoe juice contains flavonoids, catechins, trace elements and antioxidants. The active ingredients in colanchoe sap have long been used in traditional medicine in areas of Africa, India, China and Australia. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, reduces fever and relieves pain, relaxes muscles, relieves stress and tension, lowers blood pressure, protects the liver and suppresses the development of stomach ulcers. That’s a pretty impressive list of effects.

Kalanchoe can therefore be used effectively for treating colds and respiratory infections, inflammation, fever, anti-diarrhea, bloating, asthma and diabetes, to name a few. Rubbing the juice of the plant can speed up the healing of ulcers and wounds and solve various skin problems. Kalanchoe acts as a biostimulant. That is, it stimulates the regeneration of damaged tissues. It is therefore also used as a supportive supplement after chemotherapy and radiotherapy.