Category Archives: Herbs

Stamnagathi

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Crete’s powerful horto (green leaf) Stamnagathi is a wild chicory variety with spiny leaves that grows mainly in the island of Crete. It is considered as one of Cretans’ hidden secrets for well-being and longevity. Combining a bitter and sweet …

Dittany of Crete

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Loving & Healing Chosen by ancient gods and modern witches for its healing and aphrodisiac properties, dittany of Crete also locally referred to as “erontas” meaning love, is a healing, therapeutic and aromatic plant that only grows wild on the …

Chamomile

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Modesty and nobility in the Greek countryside Chamomile, a more petit version of a daisy, features a gentle aroma and a sweet flavor and it is native in the Greek countryside where it blossoms between April and June. Its flowers …

Sage

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Nature’s wisdom This Mediterranean native herb has been held in high regard throughout history both for its culinary and medicinal properties. The soft, yet sweet savory flavor of sage along with its wonderful health-promoting qualities has made it indispensable in …

Oregano

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Spices up your food and promotes good health! Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavor of its leaves, which are more flavorful when dried than fresh. It’s well known all over Greece and widely used in all …

Parsley

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Delicious & refreshing Parsley is a biennial herbaceous plant that can be found in the wild nature or can also be cultivated. Parsley grows best in moist, well-drained soil, with full sun and that’s why it’s growing all over Greece. …

Krokos Kozanis

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Greek Red Saffron – Greece’s natural gold Saffron, is one of the most beloved and precious spices of ancient cultures because of its aroma, colour, pharmaceutical and aphrodisiac properties. Saffron is used in various ways. It is used in pharmacy, …

Thyme

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Fragrant & flavorful Thyme is a delicate looking herb with a penetrating fragrance. It grows in dry, sunny and hot locations with well-drained soil and is native in the Greek countryside. Thyme contains essential oils that are used in cooking, …

Rosemary

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A flavor and a scent to remember Rosemary grows on a small evergreen shrub and its leaves look like flat pine-tree needles. Its memorable flavor and unique health benefits makes it an indispensable herb for every kitchen. As an evergreen, …

Laurel

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Add a touch of Greek myth to your plate Grecian laurel (bay laurel) is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub, native to the Mediterranean region. Laurel’s leaves have the shape of lance, dark green color, strong aroma and a …