Kalachuchi is the Filipino name for “frangipani.” It is native to South America, Latin American regions of Mexico, and the Caribbean. This plant has beautiful, yellowish-white flowers with five petals that are long and smooth.
This small tree or spreading shrub is nicknamed the “tree of life because it continues to blossom, even when it is cut. Ancient Indians even believed that the tree represents the infinite life of our soul.
Health Benefits And Medicinal Uses Of Kalachuchi
For Skin Health
Kalachuchi flowers act as an astringent and moisturizer. It contracts the skin cells and is recommended for dry and cracked skin as it helps the skin become soft and supple. To achieve a soft and beautiful foot again we need to take one piece of Kalachuchi flower and boil it in 3 liters of water. Cool it down after boiling and soak the cracked feet. For best results, do this regularly once a day before going to bed.
Kalachuchi extract has anti-inflammatory properties that can help lower down headache up to the most severe cases. It is also beneficial for muscular pain and back pain.
Maintains Healthy Body With Antioxidants
Kalachuchi is filled with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that maintain a healthy body by eliminating cancer-causing free radicals and harmful toxins from the tissues. It has a purifying effect the is beneficial for better health.
Kalachuchi essential oil, when inhaled, helps us have a good night sleep. It has sedative effects that will calm our mind, reduce anxiety, and relieve stress.
An ulcer can affect our daily activities. To treat them with Kalachuchi, all we have to do is to clean and prepare its leaves and apply it with coconut oil. Stick the leaves on the body parts that have ulcers. For best results, do this every day until the abscess disappear.
With the help of Kalachuchi leaves, we can cure warts quickly and naturally. For this purpose, all we have to do is to take a sap of Kalachuchi flowers using cotton and then stick in on the wart.
Acts as a Stimulant
Kalachuchi essential oil act as a stimulant that helps in maintaining health condition of nervous, circulatory, and other body systems.
Curing Diabetes Pus (Gonorrhea)
For the purpose of curing gonorrhea, we need to clean 1 piece of kalachuchi root and then boil it in two cups of water. Wait until half of the water evaporates. Drink the herbal water once a day.
Found in Kalachuchi flowers are important compounds that have medicinal properties, such as fulvoplumierin, triterprenoid Amirin, and lupeol. Present in these substances are anti-inflammatory (overcoming inflammation), analgesic (pain-relieving), and antipyretic (fever-lowering) effects. Additionally, these beneficial contents can also prevent heatstroke and reduce menstrual pain.