Medicinal use of Patharchatta or Bryophyllum


Patharchatta is a succulent perennial medicinal herb which is found almost throughout India, Nepal and other parts of the world. It is a small plant which is also used for ornamental purposes in gardens. The plant can easily grow in pots. Patharchatta does not grow from seeds. It propagates from the leaves of the plant and a single leaf can produce 5-10 plants.

Pattharchatta or  Bryophyllum which is a herb, widely known to treat kidney problems and urinary disorders. It has several other health benefits too.

Bryophyllum is a perennial herb of a minor family grown in the gardens.

It is a plant with a hollow stem, red or green in colour and 3-4 ft tall in height. The leaves are muscular and grow across some distance. Lower parts have simple leaves and upper parts have complex joint leaves, having 6-7 leaves in opposite pattern.

Fresh leaves sprout from the rounded corners of the leaves, hence resulting in the origin of new plants.


It cures stones and purifies the abdominal area. It is purgative and cures piles, pacifies tridosha, flatulence, dysuria, ulcers, wounds and purifies the blood. It is very famous medicine to cure kidney stones and similar other problems.


English name– Sprout leaf plant

Hindi name– Jakhmehayat

Sanskrit name– Parn beej, Raktakusum

Kannada name– Gandukalinga

Bengali name– Patharkuchi

Family name– Crassulaceae

Botanical name– Bryophyllum pinnatum

Health benefits of Bryophyllum:

1. Treats Kidney stones

2. Useful in Urinary disorders

3. Helpful in Boils

4. For Hypertension

5. Curbs Leukaemia

6. Treats Headache

7. Aids in Eye pain-

8. Treatment for Wounds-

9. Cures Bleeding diarrhea-

These are the benefits of ( Pattharchtta )Jakhmehayat plant




Take   advise from  ayurvedic experts before taking  the herbal medicines