Dioskourides mentioned that during ancient times it was called Tordylium. It was recommended for kidney disease patients. It is one of the most important aromatic herbs of Greece.
Scientific Name: Tordylium apulum
Cueillette: Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae)
Kythera Name: Kafkalithra
Name in other places of Greece: Kafkalithra, Myristira, Moscholachano
Collection: It is found both in fields and uncultivated areas during winter and spring.
Properties: It rejuvenates nervous system and acts against melancholy.
It is used ideally in cooking for herb pies giving a rich aroma. Furthermore, it may be boiled with other herbs for salad.