According to Greek mythology, the goddess Aphrodite offered oregano as a gift to a mortal man to make his life better. In ancient Greece oregano symbolised joy and happiness. It is the most widely used herb in Greek cooking and its flavour most strongly conveys the Greek landscape. Greek oregano is ..
An herb originally from the American continent which has become acclimatised to the Mediterranean. It has beneficial properties, a strong lemony flavour and a lovely fragrance. Properties-Uses: One of the most celebrated herbs for combating obesity and burning cellulite. (Drink a cup of th..
An aromatic plant that has a rich flavour and a strong essential oil. It is the main element in Greek thyme honey, which is widely celebrated for its beneficial properties. According to mythology, the gods took the tears shed by Helen of Troy during the Trojan War and transformed them into thyme. Th..
The marvellous and delicious wild tea of the Greek mountains. Its properties have been known since antiquity, and there are references to it by the philosopher Theophrastus and the doctor Dioskourides. Some say that it was named sideritis (in Greek, "he who is [or has] the iron”) because it is a nat..
To ancient Greeks rosemary was believed to be a gift from Aphrodite and a symbol of beauty. Rosemary has a delightful scent and its Latin name means "dew of the sea". Properties-Uses: As a beverage it improves memory and boosts the immune system. It alleviates the symptoms of bronchitis an..
Sage loves the sun and rocky terrain, thus it flourishes in southern Greece and particularly in the Peloponnese and the islands. In antiquity it was believed to be a panacea for a wide range of ailments. References to its medicinal properties abound in the writings of the great healers of antiquity ..