Rose of Jericho is an ancient herb known for its ability to “come back to life” after appearing to dry out and die.
People use it widely in the Middle East, various parts of Europe, and beyond as a traditional medicine to help with many health conditions. These include menstrual cramps, childbirth, arthritis pain, and metabolic and respiratory disorders, such as diabetes and bronchitis Trusted Source
People also use it in religious and spiritual practices — sometimes in holy water — to protect against illness and negative energy. Despite the plant’s many purported benefits, critics argue there’s little research to back up these claims.