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Kythera Healing Herbs

It is an fine snack for many people despite its difficulty in peeling. In Kythera, people prefer them grilled with a lot of oil and kosher salt. This recipe is most probably known only in Kythera as in Crete they eat them mostly raw.

Scientific Name:
Cynara cardunculus, Κυνάρα η καρδούγκουλος

Family:
Asteraceae

Kythera Name:
Agrioagginara, Agria agginara

Name in other places of Greece:

Agrioagginara, Agria agginara, agathi

Collection:
It shall be found in wild, stony areas during spring.

Properties:
Aphrodisiac, cholagogue, diuretic herb

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