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
Family: 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.