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Kythera Healing Herbs

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)


Kythera Name:
Dentromolocha, Molocha

Name in other places of Greece:

Dentromolocha, Molocha

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


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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