Ice-Plant (Sea Fig)

Scientific name: Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L, sedum spectabile

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Arabic names:    حي علم (hay al’ilem)

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Family: Carpet weed family??

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Common parts used: Leaf

Collection: Summer and fall

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: 16 to 24 inches


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Traditional Use:

The juice from the leaf has been used to sooth inflammation externally, and has been used internally for the respiratory and urinary system.  It’s also been used for fluid retention. Because it is high in oxalates it is sometimes considered toxic in high doses.

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