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Stone Flower, also known as Chharila or Patthar Phool, is a small plant that grows between rocks, tree trunks and soil. The outer skin of the plant is greenish black and white color from the inside.


Stone Flower | Patthar phool | पत्थर फूल | കല്ല് പുഷ്പം | கல் மலர்

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Kalpasi or Pathar ka Phool, a paper-thin spice imparts a woody or earthy flavor to the dish. It is used in meat 
dishes such as Galouti kabab, nihari, biryani and is also used in Chettinad cuisine. This spice is also an 
ingredient in garam masala and potli masalas.
This is found mostly at the temperature of the northern and southern hemispheres. It is not grown in the 
air-polluted area. Health benefits include being an anti-inflammatory agent. It is said to be good for the skin 
as well as helps in healing wounds faster. They help to maintain body temperature normally. and play a great role
in the digestion of foods.
Benefits of Stone Flower
  • Treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)-Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infectious disease in any part of 
    the urinary system. It can be in the bladder, kidneys, or urethra. A UTI can cause severe pelvic pain, 
    painful urination or even blood in the urine. Stone flower provides relief in UTI due to its anti-inflammatory
    and antibacterial properties.
  • Helpful in Asthma-Stone flower is considered a good remedy for asthma,due to its Vata-Kapha balancing 
  • Treats Urolithiasis-Urolithiasis is a condition in which stones (hard/rocky) form in the urinary bladder or 
    urinary tract. Stone flower has capacity of breaking down the stones in smaller particles which leads to 
    their outflow from the body along with urine
  • Beneficial in diabetes-Stone flower can be useful in the treatment of diabetes because it lowers blood sugar
    levels due to the presence of certain constituents (flavonoids, phenols) with antioxidant effects.
  • Cures skin diseases-Stone flower can be useful in fighting skin irritation and rashes because it is 
    anti-inflammatory in nature. It also fights skin infections due to its antibacterial properties.
  • Manages cholesterol levels-Due to the presence of high phenolic content that possess antioxidant properties, 
    Stone flower is useful for lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) and increasing 
    high-density lipoprotein (HDL or good cholesterol) levels.
Uses of Stone Flower-
  • The paste of stone flower is applied to the forehead to get relief from headache and areas affected by skin 
    conditions such as itching with watery secretions, skin pigmentation, etc.
  • Stone flower is grounded and a paste is applied to the wound as part of the treatment.
  • Cold infusion of stone flower is given in a dose of 40-50 ml to treat diarrhea, thirst and anorexia.
  • Dried powder of stone flower mixed with honey and given to treat cough and asthma.
  • Decoction of stone flower is given in a dose of 50-60 ml mixed with cumin powder and sugar candy to treat 
    kidney stones and burning micturition.
  • Cold infusion of this herb is given in a dose of 40-50 ml to treat fever and to strengthen the heart muscles.
Recommended Application
Mainly used in meat like dishes, biriyani, stews, vegetables and fish
Taste & Aroma
 It has a strong earthy aroma
Product style
Whole and Ground
Indian and Nigerian
Handling & storage
It is stored in a cool and dry place
Shelf life
12 months
Country of origin

Additional information


25g, 50g


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