Latin: Peganum harmala
Other Names: Hermal, Hermala, Harmal, Harmala, Aspand, Espand, Esphand, Esfand,Syrian Rue, Spilani
Syrian rue/Esfand (Peganum harmala) is a desert plant that grows from the Eastern Mediterranean, throughout the Middle East and up to India, Mongolia and Manchuria. Typically used as an incense to cleanse the air and area.
The plant's seeds are especially noteworthy as they have a long history of ritual and medicinal use over thousands of years in the rites of many cultures, including as an incense. The plant has remained a popular tool in both folk medicine and spiritual practices for so long that some historians believe the plant may be the ancient "soma" (a medicinal aid that is mentioned in a variety of ancient Indo Iranian texts but whose exact identity has been lost to history).
Sweet Health Harmal seeds are of the highest grade.
Please note: these seeds are not intended for consumption. Syrian Rue contains Harmine and Harmaline, the same alkaloids present in the B.Caapi vine, in high concentrations.