Ice-Plant (Sea Fig)
Scientific name: Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L, sedum spectabile
Arabic names: حي علم (hay al’ilem)
Rain Forest names:
Family: Carpet weed family??
Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: Leaf
Collection: Summer and fall
Height: 16 to 24 inches
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.