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Wild Edible Plant

Eryngium Creticum


Family: Apiaceae
English Common Name: Eryngo
Arabic Name: قرصة العّنة


  • Fields and rocky places, usually in dry soils. Requires a well-drained soil and a sunny position. East Mediterranean region.

Indigenous Knowledge

  • 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

Cooking Tips

Edible Parts: Leaves and stalks
Modes of Consumption: Green salad; pickled

Eryngo Salad - Kueikh
Eryngo Salad - Chouf
Eryngo with Tahini
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