Herbs / Natural… medicinal

  1. Valerian (centennial)
    Valerian is used as a central nervous system depressant and is anxiolytic. Its name has its roots in the Latin word valere which means health and strength. It is mainly found in Northern and Continental Greece.
  2. Spearmint
    Used for stomach pains, palpitations, spasms,
    nausea, insomnia and migraines. Boiling the leaves in water and inhaling the water vapour helps fight colds. It is also indicated in bowel diseases.
  3. Licorice
    Perennial plant found mainly in Macedonia. It can be used as a decoction and is effective in discomfort
    stomach, inflammation and dry cough.
  4. Vervasco (flamos)
    Very common plant throughout Greece. It multiplies on its own and grows on bare ground, embankments and dry meadows. It is used in productive cough and bronchial catarrh.
  5. Aniseed (aniseed)
    Plant with a characteristic nice smell, it is digestive and helps
    in slimming, colic and abdominal pain. It is also drunk to treat bronchial catarrh.
  6. Rosemary
    Externally used in skin irritations and
    in abrasions for rheumatic diseases. It is tonic and suitable
    for cholesterol, and toothache. The infusion can also be used against dandruff and hair loss, as a final rinse for hair. It should not be used during pregnancy
  7. Thyme
    The infusion is used for chest infections and as an expectorant in bronchial catarrh. It fights fever and
    is useful for skin infections, digestive system, and stomach intestinal nerve contractions. It should not be used during pregnancy.
  8. Parsley (Petrosellino)
    It is native to Greece, but it is also cultivated with seeds. The decoction is diuretic. Also suitable for cellulite, cellulite, the
    inflammations, the pains of insect bites and the
    whitening of the skin.