Latin Name: sedum telephium, sedum purpureum
Alternative Name: live forever, live long, midsummer men, stonecrop, evergreen, frog plant, witches’-moneybags
Forms Available: root, leaf, flower

Orpine – sedum telephium – The root of this perennial plant can be cooked and eaten, the leaves eaten raw. Orpine is an astringent, anti-inflammatory and cytostatic herb. It has been used to stimulate the kidneys and treat diarrhoea. It has also been used to treat cancer. The leaves, in a poultice, relieve boils, burns, and inflammations.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Astringent, Anti-inflammatory and Cytostatic. Stimulates kidneys and treats diarrhoea. Has been used to treat cancer. Leaves, in a poultice, relieve boils, burns, inflammations.

Other Uses: Has been gathered on Midsummer’s Eve in the determination of the future of a relationship – along side of each other, if two leaves fell toward one and other, then it was true love.

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