Jamaican Kalawalla Herb (Calaguala, Samambaia) - Uses and Benefits | Yaga Lifestyle

Kalawalla (Calaguala) is a potent alkaline herb that grows in the rainforests of Jamaica. It is a fern of the Polypoides genus, the most popular strains being Polypodium leucotomos and Polypodium decumanum also known as Samambaia. Kalawalla also grows in the rainforests of some South and Central American countries such as Honduras, Peru and Mexico, where its leaves and rhizomes are used for making herbal remedies. Modern researchers have recently caught on to the amazing healing benefits of kalawalla fern, and there are now many studies and findings that prove effectiveness of this herbal remedy.

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Kalawalla the Autoimmune Modulator

Kalawalla is reported to address autoimmune disorders such as Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, and others, by modulating the immune system to resolve imbalances that cause overactive immune cells to attack healthy human cells and tissue. The components of this plant are so intelligent that it selectively corrects the actions of overactive immune cells. It's immuno-modulating properties has been extensively studied for the treatment of Vitiligo. where it is proven effective for treatment.

Kalawalla Skin Herb Polypodium Leucotomos

Kalawalla for Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition in which patches of the skin loses its pigmentation due to overactive immune cells attacking melanocytes that give pigment to the skin. Kalawalla both modulates the overactive immune cells and aids in UV sun protection of the parts of skin that have already lost pigment. It is also reported to enable repigmentation of the skin where pigment was previously lost.

Kalawalla for Psoriasis

Kalawalla extracts are reported to decrease the over-growth of skin cells and skin thickening caused by psoriasis. It is said to reduce the severity and extent of skin lesions in psoriasis patients. Kalawalla also has anti-inflammatory capabilities which can aid in soothing the pain that psoriasis flare-up may cause.

Kalawalla for Skin

Kalawalla contains an abundance of sun-protective and antioxidant properties that impart anti-aging and UV protection benefits. It can reduce the recurrent harshness caused by the polymorphous light eruption. It reduces redness from damaged skin as well as relieves pain and speeds us the healing process. It can be considered as form of natural sunscreen. Kalawalla is reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant components that combat free radicals to prevent premature aging of the skin. 

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Kalawalla for Multiple Sclerosis

Kalawalla is known to improve Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the transmission of information to the nerves in the body. This can affect the brain and spinal cord which are the nerve centres of the body. Because of the interruption of nerve signals, movement of the limbs and other extremities are affected causing problematic lack of sensation in areas of the body. Kalawalla helps to relieve that numbness and also decreases fatigue. It aids by calming down but not suppressing the immune system as MS is known for having an abnormal imbalance of suppressors. As MS may also cause problems with thought process, Kalawalla can be used to restore and rebuild mental strength. 

Where To Buy Kalawalla

Kalawalla can also be found as part of Yaga Lifestyle’s wide range of natural herbal products. Their Jamaican Kalawalla Herb is 100% pure Kalawalla leaves and rhizomes harvested by hand in the Jamaican rainforest where it grows wild. Our packaged powdered Kalawalla can be used to make a decoction tea or made into Kalawalla capsules. Shop Kalawalla Herb here



  • Is it good for numbness in the foot

    Dorrett Gordon
  • Hello….looking over your site l bought kawalla and was wondering how long it take before I can see results
    Thanking you in advance.
    Looking forward to doing business with you guys

  • How to prepare kalawalla dry leaves 🍃to drink as a tea 🍵. Do I swallow or strain the leaves after sitting in hot water from simmering??? Thanks

  • Hi I read that Kalawalla is a great source of electric energy to restore back into the body after an intracellular cleanse. I just wanted to double check that; my mom has colon cancer & I want to purchase this as a source of energy for her after cleansing, however I don’t see anything about energy in the description.


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