Rose of jericho is used as an emollient in skincare. According to cosmetics suppliers of this extract, it’s recommended use level is 1%-10% in a finished formula. Also according to manufacturers, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract is used as an antioxidant moisturizer that enhances barrier function.
This plant has been used as a herbal medicine. An infusion (tea) is made by steeping a tablespoon of dried material in hot water and the tea is used as an antimicrobial in cases of colds and sore throat. Common names for this in Spanish include doradilla (little golden one) and flor de piedra (stone flower).