It belongs to the Valerian family. It is an ornamental plant and this is why it is often found cultivated in gardens. When uncultivated, it grows in rocky fields.
Scientific Name: Centranthus ruber
Kythera Name: –
Name in other places of Greece: Analatos, Moscholios, Plemonochorto, Erpini
Collection: It is mainly found in cultivated areas and gardens. Bloomed tops are collected during summer and its roots are collected in autumn.
Properties: insomnia, stress, nervousness, mild epilepsy, nerve spasms. Stomachaches, headaches, menstruation pains, eye fatigue and migraine.