Rock samphire grows on the seaside in our country, especially on the lower part of the rocks facing the sea and in sandy fields and it is found almost in every season of the year. It can be called by different names such as sempervivum tectorum and echeveria. The plant, which appears frequently between June and September, is a plant that is collected and pickled in abundance in these months. Since it is not consumed raw, it is cooked and served as an appetiser. The plant, which has its own unique smell, is often added to salads and other pickles to give a better taste.

It is widely known in Mersin and Silifke in our country. In Bodrum, it is found especially in the rock bottoms. The green parts carrying high amounts of iodine are pressed to obtain ointment, which is used to treat dermatologic diseases. Rock samphire, which is commonly used to treat pains, is also used for the liver and gall bladder.

Experts say that the tea, which is made from the leaves should not be consumed more than two or three glasses a day. The plant, which is useful for heartburn and vascularisation, contains vitamin C in high proportions. In addition to its appetising trait, it is also good for helping to cure intestinal wounds. It is possible to encounter the plant from June to September in the markets and also at the rocky seaside throughout the year.