Natural and organic herbs from the Aegean islands
Amorgos Wild Oregano
Wild Oregano or Argania as it’s called in Amorgos
is a rare and unique species endemic to the island.
The herb of the goddess Aphrodite, it was
a symbol of joy, happiness, and peace.
Probably the most popular herb of Greek and
Mediterranean cuisine in general. Wild oregano is
more fragrant than common oregano and
you only need a small pinch to enjoy its peppery aroma.
Cultivated biodynamically in Amorgos, in the area of Aegiali.
A symbol of strength and bravery, it sprouted from the tears of Helen of Troy and was the incense that burned at the feasts of the goddess Aphrodite, as it generates
and reinforces desire. Folk tradition says that
where the wild thyme grows, fairies dance and play.
Thyme tisane has immune - boosting properties
while it has many uses as a culinary herb, from excellent marinades to stews, and soups.
Thymus capitatus, a native Aegean variety, is organically grown in Agios Dimitrios of Lemnos.
Wild mint or “Fliskouni”, one of the most aromatic Mediterranean herbs. Named after the nymph Minthe,
a river deity and lover of the god Pluto.
It can be enjoyed hot or cold, as a particularly
refreshing and tonic tisane for the mind and body.
Unlike mint and peppermint, it does not contain
menthol and is safe to consume during homeopathy
or if you are allergic to menthol.
Organically grown in the Chalkio of Chios.
Naxos Melissa (lemonbalm)
Dedicated to the goddess Artemis, Melisa was the elixir
of youth, and since ancient times it has been used
by alchemists and healers for tonic potions.
With its sweet taste and lemony scent, it gives an invigorating and refreshing drink for the hot summer days.
Harvested from organic farms in Sangri, Naxos.
The unique scent of Alisfakia, as the sage
is called in Amorgos, awakens the senses.
It is the plant of the god Zeus, the herb of immortality,
and we first see it depicted in 1,400 BC.
in fresco in the palace of Knossos in Crete.
It works as a tonic for the whole body,
mainly becauseof the tannins it contains.
It is cultivated biodynamically in the area of Aegiali, Amorgos
Cretan Mountain Tea
The ancient Greeks called it the “tea of the Titans”.
"Malotira" is one of the most famous species
of Sideritis, best known as “mountain tea”
and grows on the Cretan mountains.
The name “Malotira” owes it to the Venetians and comes
from the words “male” (sick, evil) and “tirare” (draw)
because they considered it a cure-all.
Organically grown in Omalos, at the beginning
of the famous Samaria Gorge
Dictamus, or “erontas” was the favourite plant
of the healer god Apollo who gave it to humans.
Tradition has it that the wild goats of Crete,
when injured by a hunter, were chewing dittany
and thus removed the arrow from their body.
Its decoction soothes stomach disorders and cold symptoms
Harvested from organic farms in Kamari, Paros
The marjoram was given to the people by the goddess Aphrodite, who planted it in mount Olympus, and
like oregano, it symbolized happiness and harmony.
A favorite herb of the Mediterranean cuisine,
it’s delicious in salads and pasta while it makes
a pleasant tisane that aids digestion.
Oregano’s sweet cousin is organically grown
in Talanta, Syros.