Kinoroda are the fruits of wild roses that grow among the thorns. In the arvanitic dialect Kinoroda is called “Kourbouthe”. According to mythology, the rose was initially white. It was painted red with the blood of the goddess Aphrodite who while was going with bare legs to save Adonis from the god of war Ares, stepped into the thorny rose. During the Roman Era Kinoroda was used as medicine for the bites of rabid dogs. Its root acted against the hydrophobia which was caused by the virus of rabies and thus brought cure.
In the past the residents used to boil these fruits and drink the broth as tea. The fruits of Kinoroda have a sour taste and are very beneficial for the digestive system and for the well being of the eyes, skin and hair as well as the liver given that it has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial qualities.
The flower of Kinoroda blossoms in spring and is rich in vitamins (C, A, K. E, B. D). It is a source of calcium, magnesium, polyphenol and manganese. You can ask for this wild fruit in our café which offered as herb tea is an ideal choice to begin your day or take a rest enjoying it in a nice environment.