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  1. Katakataka (scientific name: Kalanchoe pinnaia) is an erect juicy herb reaching more than a meter high. In other dialects, it is known as maritana, lapak-lapak and in English, life plant. It is abundant in thicket and open places, and is also cultivated for or ornamental purposes. The plant flowers from December to March
    For medicinal purpose, the entire plant may be collected the whole year round. The parts are chiefly used fresh.
    A very important reminder: preparations from katakataka should not be taken internally. For sprains, eczema, infections, burn and headaches, just pound fresh material and apply as poultice on afflicted areas. Katakataka can be identified through its leaves. They are simple, thick and juicy, with scalloped margins; roots and baby plants may arise from these margins. The flowers of katakataka hang downward and are reddish or purplish. The fruits are dry, several seeded, opening on one side of the pod.

  2. KATAKATAKA

    Katakataka (scientific name: Kalanchoe pinnaia) is an erect juicy herb reaching more than a meter high. In other dialects, it is known as maritana, lapak-lapak and in English, life plant. It is’ abundant in thicket and open places, and is also cultivated for or ornamental purposes. The plant flowers for December to March.

    For medicinal purpose, the entire plant may be collected the whole year round. The parts are chiefly used fresh. And for a very important reminder, preparations from katakataka should not be taken internally. For sprains, eczema, infections, burn and headaches, just pound fresh material and apply as poultice on afflicted areas. Katakataka can be identified through it leaves. They are simple, thick and juicy, with scalloped margins; roots and baby plants may arise from these margins. The flowers o katakataka are hanging downward, reddish or purplish. The fruits are dry, several seeded, opening on one side of the pod.

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