Oyster Plant-Rau Tshuaj Nplooj Los Thaib

Giant oyster plant

The oyster plant is commonly known as Moses-in-the-basket and most use it as an ornamental plant nothing much just looks pretty and has a two-tone color. The top of the leaf is green and the bottom is blood-like red (violet). In length, it’s around 12.5 inches to 15 inches long. And about 16 inches to 18 inches in height.

There are some dwarf ones and giant ones.

What’s interesting about this plant is it has medicinal properties according to rumors. It helps with coughs and injuries as well. Even clean the uterus after a miscarriage or heavy bleeding.


  • Coughs
  • Rashes
  • Whooping coughs with phlegm and blood.
  • Congestion
  • Cleans the life
  • Menstrual cycle pain
  • Running nose/cold
  • Fall off a tree
  • Car accidents with body aches
  • Motorcycles injuries
  • Nose bleed

How To Use

Do not attempt this at your home. Only experienced and botanists should do these experiments or usage.

For body aches:

Rumors have it that you pick three leaves pour hot water add a bit of honey or sugar in it wait until cool, drink it 3 times a day for body aches.

For nose bleed:

Nose bleed for no good reasons or occasional nose bleed. Pick three flowers to submerge in hot water, cover them until it cools off. Drink it when cool enough to drink.

For coughing/whooping coughs with phlegm and blood:

Pick three leaves to boil in hot water and drink when warm.

For rashes from poison oak or poison ivy:

Pick some leaves to use as a poultice or boil some leaves and bathe in them.

Cleaning the liver:

Cleans the liver. Mince young leaves into 3 eggs and steam them. Or cook it with meat.

Menstrual cycle pain:

Measure the leave as long as your index finger only. Hand shreds the leave into a cup of hot water, drink when warm 3 times a day. It helps with dark dead blood and backaches.

Dwarf oyster plant

This is only for entertainment purposes. It is not for use as you please. Please consult a professional license herbalist for your consumption.

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