Iahas-Black Stone Flower-Dagad Phool

Black Stone Flower (Dagad Phool)


Black Stone Flower Scientific Name

Parmotrema perlatum

Black Stone Flower Other Names

English: Black Stone Flower
Hindi: Dagad phool
French: Fleur de pierre noire
German: Schwarze Steinblume
Spanish: Flor de piedra negra
Latin: Faeniculi
Sanskrit: Shaileyam

What is Black Stone Flower?

Black stone flowers, are called flowers mainly because of their appearance. In reality, they belong to the lichen family of plant kingdom. Also known as Kalpasi, they are largely found in the hilly region of southern India. These are mildew type of flowers that grow on rocks, stones and trees in high altitude places. It is one of the important component of Garam Masala (most common spice powder in Indian Cuisine) Based on it’s natural environment, it imparts a earthy or woody aroma.
Particularly, in Ayurveda, black stone flowers are used in treatment of respiratory disorders like Asthma. Black stone flower acts a vasodilator and helps to keep the lung airways open. It also acts as a diuretic and helps in flushing our kidney stones. It has anti-fungal properties and helps in fighting skin fungal infections like rashes, itching, redness etc. It is an effective anti-inflammatory and pain-reliever and used in treatment of arthritis.

Common forms of Black Stone Flower

Powder, Dried flowers

Black Stone Flower is commonly used for:

  • Relieving pain
  • Reducing inflammation in Arthritis
  • Improving digestion
  • Managing cholesterol levels
  • Reducing the risk of upper respiratory tract infections
  • Promoting healthy kidney function
  • Promoting wound healing

Black Stone Flower Dosage

Powder: 1-3 g of Stone flower powder a day
Decoction made from Black stone flower for treating Urine Stones
Ground back stone flower mixed with coconut oil when applied to wounds promotes healing.

Black Stone Flower Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Consumption in large quantity can cause cough and cold in people with weak immunity.
Not so common side-effects: Not known
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Consult your physician before consuming black stone flower. Avoid therapeutic doses
Children: Not known.

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Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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