Flowers of Kaff-e-Maryam/Rose of Jericho- (Anastatica hierochuntica L)

Scientific Name : (Anastatica hierochuntica L)
500 grams
1 KG


Kaff-e-Maryam, also known as Anastatica hierochuntica L, is a fascinating plant with a rich history and cultural significance. It's commonly referred to as the "rose of Jericho" or "resurrection plant" due to its remarkable ability to revive after being dried out. This plant is native to arid regions of North Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Southern Europe.

One of the most striking features of Kaff-e-Maryam is its unique adaptation to survive extreme drought conditions. When the plant encounters dry conditions, it curls its branches inward, forming a tight ball, and appears dead. However, when it receives moisture, such as from rain or immersion in water, it unfurls and revives, hence its nickname as the "resurrection plant."

Beyond its medicinal and symbolic significance, Kaff-e-Maryam holds cultural importance in various regions where it grows. It's often used in religious ceremonies and rituals, and its unique properties have inspired folklore and legends.