Buy Other name Black stone flower, Daga phool. We ship all over India. COD available. Parmotrema perlatum, commonly known as black stone flower or kalpasi, is a species of lichen used as spice in India. The species occurs throughout the Dagad Ka Phool;Black Stone Flower or Dagad Phool is a soft brown and black coloured lichen that gives the signature black color to various masalas like Goda Masala/Kala Masala. It has a strong earthy aroma and a very dry, light fluffy texture and feel to it. Parmotrema perlatum, commonly known as black stone flower or kalpasi, is a species of lichen used as spice in India. The species occurs throughout the temperate Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Typically used in meat dishes like nahari (Paaya), Bombay biryani, Goan meat stews, it is also used in vegetarian dishes. It is one of the ingredients in East Indian Bottle Masala, used for cooking Meats, fish and vegetables... Health Benefits: 1. A good pain reliever, Kalpasi helps heal wounds. 2. It helps treat skin problems and reduces inflammation. 3. It has antibacterial activity and is effective against protozoans.4. It improves digestion and helps suppress respiratory disorders.5. It tones up urinary tract and helps maintain body temperature.