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Cretan Aromatic Dried Herbs


In Greece some of the most important herbs are found growing wild on the mountainsides. They are well-known for their aromatic and healing properties. For example, Camomile, Mountain Tea or Tilio (infusion of lime leaves) Sage and Basil are considered the best in the world.

Hippocrates, the Greek “father of medicine” employed them in his everyday practice. He also listed some 400 herbs in common use during the 5th century BC, and Dioscorides, during the 1st century AD, documented 600 plants which became the basis for many later works.

Herbs were used for the first time in food by the ancient Greeks. The texts and documents which have remained in history, definitely confirm the knowledge and multiple uses of numerous plants in ancient Greece.

The tablets discovered at Knossos, Mycenae, Pylos and Kos Island dating form the 13th and 14th century BC, mention among other food provisions a number of aromatic herbs, spices, and plants. By this time the use of herbs and spices in food was expanded to the rest of the known world, and very soon it became necessary in food preparation.

Most Greek food is quite healthy due to the wide range of herbs used in every dish. The secret to a long life amongst the Greeks is based on herbs and olive oil.


BASILIKOS (Basil) (Ocymum basilicum) order

Apart from being a beautifier with an exceptional aroma, Basil is also used as seasoning, and for it’s healing properties in the form of tea after every meal. Basil’s healing powers are attributed to its oil which is anti-convulsive. It calms stomach cramps. Also used as a tonic, diuretic, help for dizziness and nervous migraine. Basil in the form of powder (like tobacco) for the nose prevents colds and flu. It cures head-aches. Used with wine it acts as a digestive tonic. Excellent for breast feeding mothers. Basil with oil in a salad is good for constipation. It is also an effective anti-septic and strengthens respiration. In ancient Egypt it was used for treating snake bites and scorpion stings! Also its leaves when crushed were applied to the painful parts of the body for rheumatism. Basil's remedial affects are due to its content of Rhymol, Eugenol and Camphor. Don't forget it's also a very tasty seasoning used in many foods.

DAFNI (Bay Leaves) (Laurus nobilis) order

This beautiful tree is well-known for its different uses mainly as a spice. However it also has healing properties not so well-known. The seeds and leaves are being used. It is a tonic and relieves indigestion. The seeds together with other herbs is used for rheumatism. The leaves in a powder form taken up the nose stops a nose-bleed.

CHAMOMILO (Chamomile)   order
(Matricaria chamomilla)

Humble in appearance, but a giant in its healing properties, and usually with immediate results. Camomile is a anti-convulsive and disinfectant. Used for stomach ailments, colds, colic, rheumatism. Also a digestive tonic for stomach cramps. It helps to prevent anorexia and constipation. A poultice from camomile and its oil is a remedy for arthritis and rheumatism. Camomile is well known for its large variety of healing properties and is being used world wide.

DICTAMO (Origanum distamnus) order

The popular Diktamo as a special warm drink with its aromatic healing properties can be used for anti convulsive, menstrual and tonic. Externally as a poultice on wounds and bruises. Strengthens the heart muscles and arteries. Growing only in Crete Island Greece. The locals called it also "eronda" which means love for its aphrodisiac properties. Popular in Minoan Crete and Ancient Greece, it was considered highly therapeutic plant. Hippocrates recommended it for stomach and digestive system diseases, rheumatism, arthritis and used it to regulate menses, to tone and heal. It was named after the mountain Dikty (Lassithiotika) where it teemed.

Lavender (levanda) order

Greek levanda or levender is famous for its smell but also for the healing properties. Lavender infusions can be taken to combat headaches and depressions. Also makes a good nerve tonic. Lavender stimulates and cleanses the skin. Its vinegar is good for oily skin.

MENTA  (Mint) (Menta Piterita) order

It is one of the most aromatic and pleasant tasting herbs with many healing properties. The flowers and fresh leaves are used. Mint is a tonic, good for the stomach, a digestive, and anti-convulsive. Strengthens the production of the gallbladder and the function of the liver. Also helps prevent flu, rheumatism and ailments of the bladder. Breastfeeding mothers should not take mint as it stops milk production. Mint leaves, as a poultice is beneficial for burns. In a hot bath it is a antiseptic, tones the face and good for the blood circulation. Mint oil is used for headaches, as a digestive and as a poultice for dermatological problems.


A combination of the most aromatic and pleasant tasting herbs. Simply add 1gr of Herbs to 100grs of boiling water. Remove from the heat and leave covered for 7-10 minutes. Filter the liquid and drink as a Tea. Sugar or Honey may be added if required.


A combination of the most aromatic and pleasant tasting herbs and Spices. Oregano, Thymbra, Basil, Thyme, and Spearmint. Uses in most cooking for seasoning as required.

Twelve Herbs and Spices  order
(in hand-made jars)

Special package containing twelve hand made clay jars woth: Diktamos (15gr), Origan (50gr), Rosemary (50gr), Thyme (50gr), Sage (30gr), Camomille (30gr), Cretan tea (20gr), Mint (50gr), salad mix (60gr), souvlaki mix(60gr), stew mix (80 gr) and gyros mix (100gr). Total weight 2.750gr


RIGANI (Oreganum)   order
(Origanum vulgare)

Apart from being used in practically every household as a herb in food and salads, Oreganum also has many healing qualities, from being used to cure coughs, asthma, memory loss, chronic rheumatism, toothache, stomach and intestine disorders, diarrhoea, and externally on wounds.


DENDROLIVANO (Rosemary)  order
(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary has many healing properties. It is good for stomach ailments, menstrual disorders, gallbladder, liver, jaundice caused by hepatitis, as a antiseptic for wounds and also as a anti-convulsive drug. It is also used for chronic catarrh in the lungs and rheumatism. As a tonic for blood circulation. Excellent for nervous head-aches. Young shoots in wine is a tonic for the heart. Washing hair with rosemary improves hair growth. The flowers and leaves are good for asthma, whooping cough, flu, and weakness. The list of its healing properties are almost unlimited. If you add Rosemary to old wine you will get a good heart tonic which will benefit anyone suffering from low blood pressure or who is pale and weak. A glass of "Rosemary wine" is a good pick-me-up for anyone recovering from a bout of Flu or similar infectious diseases and will speed up their recovery.

FASKOMILO (Sage)  order
(Salvia officinalis)

The use of Sage is very common in Greece. Also the foreigners call it the tea of Greece. In the form of tea it has many healing qualities. It is good for colds, rheumatism and fever. The Arabs has a saying :” How can a man die, when he has Sage in his garden.” It is also regarded as a stimulant, tonic and strengthener. Used for stomach disorders and intestines. Also used for neurasthenia. It is a disinfectant, digestive, and in the form of a gargle for an irritated throat. Good for the skin, face and hair.

THIMARI (Thyme)  order
(Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme from a therapeutic point of view if an astringent, tonic and in general a strengthener. It is popular because of its fine aroma and flavour. It is used for a weak peptic system, chronic catarrh and spasms. As a lotion it is used for scabies. It is also a antiseptic, soothes bronchitis, whooping cough and in general a persistent cough. Also relieves toothache. Thyme is effective to cure a lack of appetite and diarrhoea. It has the ability to regenerate mouth bacteria using its antiseptic properties.


HOW TO.......

Simply add 1gr of Herbs to 100grs of boiling water. Remove from the heat and leave covered for 7-10 minutes. Filter the liquid and drink as a Tea. Sugar or Honey may be added if required.



HOW IT NAMED IN GREEK (Use apropriate codding in your Browser, as Greek (Windows) to see Greek fonts)

Βασιλικός=Ocimum basilicum

Δενδρολίβανο= Rosmarinus officinalis

Δίκταμνο= Origanum dictamnus



Θυμάρι= Thymus vulgaris

Λεβάντα= Lavandula vera

Λουίζα= Aloizia

Μαντζουράνα= Οriganum majorana

Μέντα= menta piperata

Σαμπούκος = Sambucus migra

Ταραξάκο= Taraxacum officinale

Τσουκνίδα = Urtica dioica

Τσάι του βουνού = “mountain tea”

Φασκόμηλο= Salvia officanalis

Χαμομήλι= Matricaria chamomilla






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