Callisia fragrans (lindl) woodson belongs to the commelinaceae family. Callisia Fragrans it has been cultivated as indoor ornamental plants in many countries for 100 years. Lately, there is an increasing interest in its medicinal properties in Eastern Europe. People call this plant house Ginseng, Family Doctor, Callisia Fragrans or heals 100 ailments. Callisia Fragrans Has been studied in Russia for more then 20 years by scientists. Callisia Fragrance has been studied in medical laboratories not only in Russia, but also abroad. Its leaves are used for treatment of various skin diseases, burns and join disorders. Callisia fragrans leaves contain biologically active flavonoids, neutral glycol-and phospholipids and their fatty-acid compositions. The phenomenal healing effect is explained by the bioactive substances contained by the plant. Callisia Fragrance fights various kinds of infection, stimulates metabolism, improves circulation and immune system, purifies the body. Also, it relieves pain, heals wounds and even tumours. In addition, it tackles indigestion and breathing problems. This resource is a guide on using the plant for medical purposes.
The plant genus Callisia contains about 20 species and belongs to the Commelinaceae, or spiderwort, family. These sub-erect, or creeping, succulent plants are native to the southeastern United States, parts of Mexico, and tropical South American areas, where they spread along forest margins. Gardeners choose Callisia plants because of their attractive leaves. Generally, they use the plants as ground cover, border plantings, and houseplants. Callisia Fragrans have other names like, "Golden tendril", spironema fragrans, is a low growing plant that has waxy leaves that have a slight purplish color underneath, reminding maize with alternating placement on its stem. Green leaves that will turn purplish at the edges when placed in strong light. It has small, white fragrant flowers arranged in clusters of three. This is a good groundcover for mild, moderately dry climates, as well as a nice container or hanging basket plant. With a good care Callissia fragrans can reach more than 3 feet high as an indoor plant. In this case you need to make a support to it that the plant wouldn’t broken under its own weight.
It is not only a decoration plant, it has wide medicinal use in Europe and Russia. Active biological substances that are in Callissia fragrans can struggle with any types of infections, stimulate metabolic processes, strengthen immunity and circulatory system, has positive influence on growths. Substances from steroid group contained in Callissia fragrans give it these wonderful possibilities. Because of the presence of biologically active substances Callisia Fragrans (Golden tendril) can help fight various diseases. The whole plant posses curative compounds, juice is the same throughout the plant, although it's higher concentration in the stem. Callisia juice contains flavonoids two groups: quercetin and kemferol..(for diabetes) Quercetin has antioxidant and anti allergic properties and reduces the permeability of the capillaries, stabilizes membranes. Used to treat inflammatory diseases, arthritis and arthrosis, bronchial asthma, allergic skin and mucous diseases, cardiovascular diseases.
Properties kemferol - tonic, capillary-reinforcing, diuretic. It is used to treat urinary system, allergic diseases.
In addition to flavonoids in Callisia Fragrans has a group of substances steroids - fitosterolov governing livelihoods plants. Steroids act as biological controls, help the body to stimulate protein synthesis cells, contributing to the early renewal of muscle tissue cells. Contents of Callisia Fragrans highly active substances such as beta-sitostirola, helps reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, strengthen and cleanse the walls of blood vessels. It is used for the treatment of atherosclerosis, metabolic diseases, endocrine system, inflammations of the prostate, etc.
In addition to flavonoids and steroids. Callisia Fragrans includes various vitamins and minerals. There is vitamin C, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and V15 (Pantothenic acid), vitamin RR (nicotine acid). The content of micro nutrient: copper, iron, nickel, etc."
Also Callisia will take care of many headaches quickly by chewing leaf.
This plant can be - Your own home apteka-- medicine store.
In the Callisia Fragrans, according to scientists, biologically active substances, vitamins and minerals were found at the optimum ratio.
Cream Basket Plant with Callisia fragrans for acne
The active ingredients of cream soothes irritated skin, dried and eliminate acne, promote rapid healing of damaged skin without the formation of postugrevyh traces. The cream is recommended for acne treatment and prevention of its recurrence.
Characteristics Callisia Fragrans
Water moderately in the Winter. In the Summer bring the Callissia outside if possible. The Sun will produce higher concentrations of medicinal substances in the leaves and Callisia will produce some pigmentation, reddish color. The leaves are juicy and have pleasant taste. Calissia likes shaded Sun light.
AHS Heat Zone: 12 - 1
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 15
Sunset Zone: H1, H2, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type: Tender Perennial
Height: 2'-5' / 0.6m - 1.5m
Width: 3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
Bloom: Time Early Spring, Spring, Winter, Late Winter
Grow chain plant outdoors in areas that are frost free or only lightly nipped by a frost in winter. Partial shade in a coarse, well-draining soil is ideal. It will be killed back by light frosts to lower parts of its stems or to the roots, from which it will rejuvenate in spring. Indoors provide it with bright light and allow it to become quite pot-bound; in winter rarely water. It is a great plant for partially shaded rockeries or as a rambling groundcover in well-drained soils in a tropical border. Leaves are striped in the selection 'Melnickoff'.