Annual Herbaceous plant classified in the valerianaceae family, It is native to the Mediterranean region. Its scientific name is “ valerianella olitoria” and it is one of the most popular plants for salad with elongated leaves grouped in small tufts. It is a relative of “valeriana officinalis”, used in pharmacies, but it does not have the same properties of the latter. It contains 33 calories per 100 grams. Moreover it is rich in important nutrients substances and food by revitalizing, emollient, laxative and purifying properties.