‘Wheat mix (Grinia, Mavragani, Malako)’

Wheat / Blé / Σιτάρι


Common Name: Wheat / Blé / Σιτάρι

Scientific Name: Triticum aestivum


Plant’s cycle: Annual

Light Requirement: full sun

Soil type: any well drained soil. Cannot tolerate maritime exposure.

Sowing in nursery:   -

Direct Planting: Spring or Autumn

Germination: 5 days after sowing

Harvest:   150 days after sowing

Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: wind

Seed preservation: 5 years


Edible Parts: seeds

Medicine: Antibilious;  Antihydrotic;  Antipruritic;  Antipyretic;  Antivinous;  Sedative;  Skin;  Stomachic

The young stems are used in the treatment of biliousness and intoxication. The ash is used to remove skin blemishes. The fruit is antipyretic and sedative. The seed is said to contain sex hormones and has been used in China to promote female fertility. The plant has anticancer properties.

Other Uses: Used for covering the ground to conserve the nutrients in the soil.