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Pomegranate

Kythera Healing Herbs

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.

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