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Wild celery (Alexanders)

Kythera Healing Herbs

It is a sleek, biannual plant, with thick bud and deep green leaves. It is usually found on rocky shadowy locations and at uncultivable lands. It is a plant similar to celery and it has aromatic roots, leaves and fruits. It cooking importance in relation to celery is low.

Scientific Name:
Smyrnium olusatrum

Family:

Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae)

Kythera Name:

Agrioselino

Name in other places of Greece:

Agrioselino, Smyrnio, Akarionas(Tinos island)

Collection:

It is found on rocky and stony fields and it is collected during March.

Properties:
Mild diuretic

Tips

It is used in cooking, herb pies and as a spice in roast fish.

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