It is very well acclimatized in Kythera and in many cases it grows alone. Even though it was systematically cultivated in Kythera (Karavas was one of the places with great and quality production), today its cultivation is almost abandoned. Scientific Name: Prunus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus Family: Rocaceae Kythera Name: Amygdalia Name in other places of Greece: Amygdalia Collection: Leaves, flowers and fruits along with skin. Properties: It is used as palliative, diuretic, antidiabetic and antipyretic agent. Almond oil contained in the fruits is exquisitely soothing and it is used in A’ degree burns. It is used in pharmaceutics and also as a cosmetic substance.