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Jericho rose or resurrection plant

Jericho rose or resurrection plant

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Jericho rose or resurrection plant, approx. 100mm.

Rose of Jericho, (Anastatica hierochuntica & Selaginella lapidophylla), Texas, USA.

The peikonmähkä or rose of jericho is a plant species belonging to the genus of mullein. It occurs in the Chihuahuan Desert in the northern parts of Mexico and in the states of Texas and New Mexico in the United States. Dandelion is sometimes called rose of jericho, although rose of jericho is also a completely different plant species in the brassica family (Brassicaceae). Rose of Jericho is sold as a dry leaf syrup that magically comes to life when it comes into contact with moisture. As a dry heart plant, the plant can live for decades without water.

Symbol meaning

In Christianity, Hoodoo and Santeria, the plant is considered a very sacred plant and talisman. The many different names of this magical plant tell about its importance. The rose of Jericho has been called e.g. The rose of Jerusalem, the plant of resurrection and the rose of St. Mary. The plant is considered to represent above all resurrection, but it also symbolizes renewal, change, rebirth, birth, wealth, eternity and wholeness. Jericho is said to remove negative energies and bring happiness.

Ritual use

According to an old belief, rose of jericho is above all a plant of midwives. It has been brought close to the crib during childbirth and is thought to reduce bleeding and complications. In folk medicine, it has been used to treat asthma, diabetes, menstrual pains, colds and cramps. A tea has been brewed from the plant (Anastatica hierochuntica). According to another belief, a woman could speed up childbirth by sipping cold water that has been drained through the plant.

Note! For external use only. We do not recommend using the plant or its parts internally. The plants for sale are unique individuals, so their size, color and shape may vary slightly.

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