The Mediterranean weather provides one of the best conditions for the growth of herbs, in Greece. These beneficial plants have been known for centuries and used both in cooking; for their flavours, as well as in medicine, for their healing properties.
The Greek territory provides an ideal environment for herbs, which are found flourishing on mountain slopes and green fields.
Although the list of local herbs is endless, we have picked some of the lesser-known ones and included them on this list.
These are some of the most powerful Greek herbs to include in any diet.
The rose has been used for its medicinal properties for various ailments since ancient times. Its scent and infusion gives us a sense of wellbeing and calmness while it is also diuretic and an excellent tonic of the mind.
Traditionally chamomile is used as a beverage against anxiety, insomnia, gastrointestinal infections, flatulence, inflammations and diarrhea. It helps in cases of gynecological problems, headaches, sniffles and boosts the immune system.
Oregano in ancient Greece was used to symbolize joy and happiness since bridal wreaths were made by, among other things, oregano branches.