It is one of the plants that was dedicated to Aphrodite during antiquity. It is a rigid plant and it has been cultivated in Kythera since very long ago without some particular care.

Scientific Name:
 Punica granatum

Cueillette: Lythraceae, (Punicaceae)

Kythera Name:
 Rodia, Rogdia

Name in other places of Greece:
 Rodia, Roidia, Rogdia

Collection: The useful parts of pomegranate tree are its flowers, leaves, skin and the fruit seeds. Pomegranate tree is cultivated usually in the house gardens. Fruits are collected in autumn.

Properties: Skin is used as an insecticide substance cleaning bowels. Flowers and skins are astringent and they are used in diarrhea and dysenteries, hemorrhoids etc.  Fruits are a useful food for those with mental work.