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English Name
Eryngo
Scientific Name
Eryngium creticum
Arabic Name
قرصة العّنة
Transliteration
Kersaảne
Description
Glaucous perennial with flattened , blade ovate, crenate leaves, flattened leaves and woody underground taproot. Basal leaves with long soft fleshy petiole and oblong – broad, slightly lobed blade, greenish *see picture
Seasonality
Collected from November till May by usually collected during February
Locality
Messah Altitude: 1015 Latitude North: N 33°51'13.3" Latitude East:E 036°21'26.2" Collector: Antoun Maacaroun Date: 5/13/2005
Habitat
Fields and rocky places, usually in dry soils -- Requires a well-drained soil and a sunny position **East Mediterranean region
Medical Properties
Anti-cancer properties - Antipoison effect - Treatment of asthma - Treatment of digestive tract disorders - Helps in fortifying blood - High in iron - High in vitamins - Treatment of inflammations - Prevention of kidney stones formation - Nutritious - Revives the liver - Treatment of urinary tract system disorders - Treatment of allergies
Edible Portions
Leaves and stalks
MOC
Green salad; pickled *see recipes
Family
Apiaceae (carrot family)
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Eryngo salad
Eryngo salad
Eryngo with tahini
 
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