Rock samphire

Rock samphire

From July to October, it is found almost at all the Kythera beaches. Its leaves are collected before blooming, they are soaked to brine and they are turned to pickles.

Scientific Name:
Crithmum maritimum

Family:
Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae)

Kythera Name:

Kritamo

Name in other places of Greece:


Kritamo, Almyra

Collection:

In beaches, sandy fields.

Properties:
It stimulates appetite, it is aphrodisiac.

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