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flower of salt

Fleur de sel (or “flower of salt“) is a rare saltwater flower that grows abundantly in salt lakes all over the world. Fleur de sel was prized by ancient Greeks and Italians for many different medicinal purposes. The Greeks used it to treat wounds, dryness and itching, and to help fight bacteria, fungi and viruses. In the 12th century, the Portuguese introduced flor de sel to northern Europe, and today it is grown in most of the Mediterranean region, especially in Germany, Italy and Spain.