Project Description

(Urginea maritima, Drimia maritama)

One of the oldest medicinal plants written about In 1600BC in Egypt and Pythagoras wrote about it in 600BC.
These outstanding plants seems to be growing all over the rocky mountains, around the cliff edges and near the beaches in the driest of locations.
It has been used as a medicine since ancient times in Greece.
Pythagoras used it mixed with honey for coughs and bronchitis and as a preventative medicine.
Hippocrates used it for conjunctivitis, asthma and jaundice.
The flower has a huge bulb like an onion and has diuretic, laxative, expectorant and anti-asthmatic properties. A solution of sea squill and vinegar has been used as a medicine tonic for centuries.
Greek people put these plants around their front door for good luck in the new year.