Another plant we’ve made sure to have growing in our herb garden is the Leaf of Life plant (Bryophyllum calycinum). It is also called the ‘Miracle plant’, ‘Air plant’ and ‘Life plant’. It is also called the ‘Live Forever plant’ since each of it leaves can produce new plants from the indention on the leaf’s edges.
The Leaf of Life plant can be used to treat hypertension, bronchial troubles, coughs & colds, bruises, boils, ulcers, ear-aches, sprains & swellings, arthritis,and some worms. Some persons also use it to cleanse the bladder and to lower their blood sugar levels.
When treating insect bites, the leaves of the Leaf of Life Plant can be crushed and applied directly to the infected spot.