ROSE OF JERICHO (Selaginella Lepidophylla)
The Selaginella lepidophylla plant is adapted to desert and dry areas, where it can survive months without water. Doradilla is used as a diuretic to treat kidney diseases. It has many other applications such as heart conditions, bile, gallstones, gallbladder stones, kidney stones, urine blockage, cystitis, anger, waist pain, back pain, kidney pain, stomach inflammation, kidney irritation, liver irritation, urine sickness, stone sickness, parasitism, rheumatism, black shyness, cough, and ulcers.
Selaginella lepidophylla is noted for its ability to survive almost complete desiccation; during dry weather in its native habitat, its stems curl into a tight ball (like a tumbleweed) and uncurl only when exposed to moisture.
Set it in a shallow dish of water, and over the next few hours watching it begin to come back to life! Its leaves are fern-like; it does not actually form flowers. Sizes will vary once unfurled (usually around 4-5 inches wide). The color of the "resurrected" plant will vary (some will be more green, and others browner).
Change out the water every few days to avoid molding, and store it in a cool and dry place to have it curl back up. Legend says that these plants can be resurrected again and again for over 50 years!
This plant is generally enjoyed as a novelty (or a fun botany lesson for kids) but is also used as an herbal medicine via infusion into teas or via grinding into a powder. In spiritual herbalism, it is used in love spells or rituals seeking to bring the love that has died; also used in money-drawing rituals.
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