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Crocus

Kythera Healing Herbs

Homer mentions croci for its usage as a condiment and as a coloring plant. They prefer places where there are no other plants. Their narrow leaf is characteristic. In Greece, there are about 20 different (indigenous) species of crocus. Of course there is also cultivated crocus.

Scientific Name:
Crocus sieberi

Family:

Iridaceae

Kythera Name:

Krokos

Name in other places of Greece:


Krokos

Collection:
It is not found in Kythera very often, it grows in wild areas. Leaves, roots and flower stigmas in particular are collected.

Properties:
Emmenagogue, abortifacient, diuretic, anticonvulsant, appetizing, tonic, aphrodisiac. It fights bronchial and pulmonary conditions.

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