Rock Flower (250g)


Origin – India

  • Natural
  • No Preservatives and No added Colors
  • Shelf life – 8 months from date of packing
  • Package unit – 1 pack
  • Once opened – Store it in an airtight container,  dry place


This is a Vegetarian product

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Stone Flowers

Latin name: Parmelia perlata
Sanskrit / Indian name: Shaileyam

  • Parmotrema perlatum, commonly known as black stone flower or kalpasi, is a species of lichen used as spice in India
  • The species occurs throughout the temperate Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • Typically used in meat dishes like nahari, Bombay biryani, Goat meat stews, it is also used in vegetarian dishes
  • It is one of the ingredients in East Indian Bottle Masala, used for cooking Meats, fish and vegetables

General information:

Stone Flowers are lichens growing in rosettes or spreading irregularly over the substratum, which gives the appearance of a flower. It is mainly composed of fungal mycelia, which forms a network enclosing algal cells.

The plant has astringent, bitter, acrid, cooling, anti-inflammatory and aphrodisiac properties.
Usnic acid is the key active component of Stone Flowers, which have antimicrobial and anti fungal properties.