Aromatic and medicinal herbs are a whole world in themselves and we are still in the process of discovering it. It is an invaluable natural resource that the Mediterranean region has to offer. The environment of the Cyclades islands – and certainly of Paros – is internationally considered as one of the most appropriate for their growth and it yields plants with high concentration in essential oils.
Oregano is a powerful antimicrobial, it treats colds, flu and mild fever. Helps indigestion and dysmenorrhea. Invigorating but also soothing, relieves stomach and stimulates digestion.
Lemon balm fights anxiety and stress. Reduces insomnia and nervous headaches. Stimulates and rejuvenates the body.
Thyme is ideal for respiratory problems, soothes coughing, expectorant, antispasmodic. Reduces levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Dittany soothes aching stomach and intestines. Fights bad breath and gingivitis. Relieve nervous headaches. In Crete it is considered a prime aphrodisiac herb and is called “érondas”=love.
Sage is a multi-drug, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Activates metabolism, helps in proper blood circulation, stimulates the nervous system and enhances memory.
Spearmint enhances liver and digestive function. Promotes oral health and relieves indigestion. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, with antibiotic properties.
Rosemary relieves indigestion and helps in mild gastrointestinal disorders. Diuretic and tonic. Relieves headaches and enhances memory.
Savory stimulates the appetite and relieves indigestion. Aphrodisiac, bactericidal and fungicidal. Helps with sore throat and toothache. Relieves arthritic and rheumatic pains.
Marjoram helps in treating depression, anxiety and head-aches.
Treats respiratory diseases. Diuretic, supports the digestive system, with germicidal action.
Originating from SE Asia, it has a great stimulant, antimicrobial and antiseptic effect. Helps with digestive disorders, arthritis and nervous system problems. It has a clear, refreshingly acidic, lemon pepper flavor. It is used as a seasoning in soups and fish or as an infusion.
One Of the main ingredients of Mediterranean diet. They are high in capsicum. Rich in nutrients, they boost metabolism, increase the feeling of fullness and help lower blood pressure.
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