Pellucida Peperomia (Moments of life)
- Moment of life, mostly found in the wild and used in the treatment of bronchitis and asthma, gout and arthritis, headache, rheumatic pain, impotence, abdominal pain, kidney problems and anticancer, etc.
For treating arthritis, the leaves and stems of the fresh plant may be eaten as a salad, or made into an infusion.
Externally, the leaves and stems are used as a facial rinse for treating complexion problems.
The pounded whole plant is used as warm poultice for treating ulcers, boils, pustules, pimples and wounds.
Sap is used as eye drops to treat cataracts, infections etc
Leaves and young shoots – eaten in salads or soups.
PREPARATION: Boil 3 cups of water. Turn of the fire. Use a small handful of the dried herb and add it to the boiled water to steep for at least 30 minutes.
PRECAUTIONS: As always, please consult with your physician before using any herbal solution.