Stem as well as the leaves can be placed in water and taken daily to rid the body of mucous and waste matter.
Fresh leaves of the leaf of life can also be eaten raw as a medicinal remedy for asthma, bronchitis, and intestinal problems.
Leaf extract is taken on an empty stomach for treatment of urinary bladder stones and fever in children in Arunachal Pradesh.
Cough medicine is made from the roots in Sierra Leon
Heated leaves used for swellings and abscesses in Jamaica.
It is used for rheumatoid arthritis, bruises, burns, and ulcers in China.
In the KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, leaves used in combination with Opuntia stricta and Euphorbia hypericifolia to treat gonorrhea.