Saião, scientific name Kalanchoe brasiliensis Cambess , is a small and biennial plant, also known as coirama, leaf-of-fortune, leaf-of-the-back or ear-of-monk.

It is a plant that grows easily like weeds in Brazilian backyards , but stands out due to its medicinal properties and benefits.

In addition to being popularly associated with beliefs such as earning money , the skirt is also widely used in the treatment of various health conditions, such as indigestion, stomach pain, gastritis, wounds , among others.

Saline tea and its properties and health benefits

The properties of the skirt include its antimicrobial, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, healing and emollient action.

Thanks to its properties, the plant can help in the treatment of pulmonary and genitourinary infections , erysipelas, warts, wounds, burns and chilblains .

According to some studies that had been carried out since 1993, the manufacture of a herbal medicine made with a skirt can make the treatment of leishmaniasis cheaper .

The researchers concluded that the skirt does not act specifically against leishmaniasis. However, the plant’s active substances stimulate the parasited cell to eliminate the parasite.

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How to prepare the tea party

The used part of the plant is its leaf, in the preparation of tea, ointment, juice or infusion.

Check out the recipe for Saião tea below:


  • 3 tablespoons of chopped leaves;
  • 250 ml of boiling water.

Method of preparation

Mix everything and let stand for 5 minutes, strain and drink two cups a day.

Know the side effects and contraindications of the skirt and its tea

The use of the skirt or its tea is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding . Patients should avoid its use for long periods due to its immunosuppressive effect.

Remember that you must consult a doctor before starting any type of treatment, including natural.

The plants also contain substances that can be harmful to our body. Only a professional will be able to analyze each case and indicate the best treatment.