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Caper

Kythera Healing Herbs

Its bud and leaves are turned to pickles and they have been used as seasoning since ancient times. It is found very frequently in the streets of the Kythera town.

Scientific Name:

Capparis spinosa

Family: 

Cappariaceae

Kythera Name:
Kappari

Name in other places of Greece:
Kappari

Collection:

Very often it grows on walls and ruins, on stony fields and also below compact rocks. Plant buds, fruits and roots are collected from May up to August included.

Properties:

Disinfectant for kidneys, diuretic, tonic. It fights arteriosclerosis. It stimulates appetite.

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