Make your food delicious with the spices that can undoubtedly do magic with the food. India is known for its local spices that make the food extraordinary, and every region has its spices. One such spice is the black stone flower (kalpasi) that very few know about it. Apart from the taste that it gives, it also contributes to your health. The Black Stone flower (Kalpasi) or Dagad Phool is a spice that is soft brown and black. It is dry and has a strong earthy aroma smell. The black stone flowers are grown in various places from Himachal Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh. It is an edible fungus that grows on trees and rocks naturally without any cultivation. The spice gives a flavour and colour to the foods that are more commonly eaten in the South Indian cuisine from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtrian special ‘goda masala’. Though there are not many scientific studies and research stating it to therapeutic, ancient traditional healers believe in its healing property.
Benefits of black stone flower (kaplasi)
The essential oil of kalpasi can relieve the pain caused by various conditions like muscle aches, joint pains, sprains, etc. They have active components and anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral properties that help in aiding the pain and inflammation
Improves Kidney Stones
The traditional healers use black stone flowers for the treatment of kidney stones. The antilithiatic property helps prevent urinary tract infections and the formation of renal stones.
The black stone flower (kalpasi) helps in stimulating the digestive enzymes, which reduces the number of stomach related problems like diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, excessive flatulence and bloating. It also regulates the overall digestive process with ease
Reduces the risk of heart-related problems
The spice increases the blood flow throughout the body, which reduces the strain on your heart