Bryophyllum pinnatum

Synonym ► B. calycinum Salisb. Kalanchoe pinnata Pers.

Family ► Crassulaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout the warm and moist parts of India, especially abundant in West Bengal.

Ayurvedic ► Parnabija, Airaavati. (Also known as Paashaanabheda.)

Action ► Leaf—disinfectant, antibacterial (used for boils, insect bites, swellings, burns, wounds).

104 Buchanania axillaris (Desr.) Ramam.

Leaves, mixed with those of Aegle marmelos, are given in blood and amoebic dysentery. Leaves are also eaten to control diabetes.

Leaves yield glycosides of querce-tin and kaempferol, and fumaric acid. Plant extracts—antifungal.

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