Kalanchoe: natural treatment against infections, inflammations …

Kalanchoe is a plant with african origins that has been used by traditional medicine throughout the world in order to treat infections, inflammations, burns or even rheumatic diseases.


Several scientific studies have evaluated the therapeutic properties of the Kalanchoe plant. As a result, there have been attributed the following effects to it:

Analgesic: Kalanchoe is believed to interfere with the synthesis of arachidonic acid
metabolites, responsibles of the inflammatory processes, fever and pain. (3)

Anti-inflammatory: The anti-inflammatory mechanism of the Kalanchoe plant is related to
the reduction of the levels of inflammatory cytokines, IL-1 and TNF-alpha. (3)

Antioxidant: Several experimental data indicate that the stem of this plant is a potent
antioxidant source. Such efficacy is mainly attributed to its polyphenolic compounds. (3)

Anti-infective: According to the in vitro analysis, Kalanchoe extract acts significantly on
S.aureus, E.coli, Pseudomonas and other Gram+ bacteria. (1)

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