Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

Usually it is found cultivated as ornamental plant (since very long ago). It has pharmaceutical properties. Flowers have light pink to purple.

Scientific Name:
Althea pallida
(There is also Althea rosea that is cultivated in gardens)

Family:
Malvaceae

Kythera Name:
Dentromolocha, Molocha

Name in other places of Greece:


Dentromolocha, Molocha

Collection:
It is in wet areas. Its flowers are collected in early summer. When its blooming period ends, from August to September, leaves are collected.

Properties:

Antitussive, it fights bronchitis. It is also healing. Its fresh leaves fight skin irritations and burns. Roots help to the treatment of dysentery, nephritis, cystitis and gastritis.

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