Kos – the Island of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine

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I just returned from a trip to Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of Medicine.

This is an exceptional island which is blessed with the most extraordinary flora.

Some of the plants and trees are unique and rare.

Kos has a mild climate, rich soil and amazing sea and surroundings, which not only feed the people with nutritious food but also provide beautiful sights to nurture their soul. 

It is not perhaps by coincidence that Hippocrates developed his medical theories and practice on this place. 

Walking in the centre of the town of Kos, near the plane tree under which Hippocrates allegedly taught his students, I discovered and photographed many edible plants that also have great nutritional power and healing properties. A few of them are seen in the slide above.