Anastatica hierochuntica


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Noun1.Anastatica hierochuntica - small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moistAnastatica hierochuntica - small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moist
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Anastatica, genus Anastatica - one species: rose of Jericho; resurrection plant
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In his The Herball, or, Generali Historie of Plantes, originally published in 1597, the pre-Linnaean botanist and herbalist John Gerard referred to Anastatica hierochuntica as the "heath rose of Jericho," categorizing it as a heath rather than a mustard or cabbage (family Cruciferae).
20'0) Melanogenesis inhibitors from the desert plant Anastatica hierochuntica in B16 melanoma cells.
1) Anastatica hierochuntica also known as Rose of Jericho, Resurrection plant, Genggam Fatimah, (2) or very commonly in Arabic, Kaf Mariam (Mary's hand) is found in the Sahara-Arabian deserts and widely available in Middle Eastern societies where it is consumed as a herbal tea during pregnancy.