The myths behind
The herbs


Mythology – Melilot / Sweet Clover

Learn AboutSweet CloverMythology ’’The outermost parts of the land beside the mountains and bordering on the sea the Egyptians call Depths … Whenever then, the Nile overflows and with abounding waters spreads far away, they call this the union of Osiris and Nephthys, which is proved by the up springing of the plants. Among these [...]

Mythology – Saffron

Learn AboutSaffronMythology In classical mythology, Crocus (the Greek name of saffron) was a mortal youth who, was turned by the gods into a plant bearing his name, the crocus (saffron), because they were unhappy with his love affair with nymph Smilax. Smilax is believed to have been given a similar fate and transformed into bindweed. [...]

Mythology – Hyssop

Learn AboutHyssopMythology According to the Bible, ~Leviticus 14:49-56~ it was used to treat Leprosy. Because of its strong camphor-like odor, it was used as a cleansing herb. Moses used this herb as his secret weapon to free and protect his people from all harm. Solomon in his songs and proverbs praised the Hyssop that ~springeth [...]

Mythology – Dill

Learn AboutDillMythology In ancient Greece, dill was used as an add-in in wines, which they were called "anithitesoinos" (wine with anithos-dill). Moreover, fragrance was made from its leaves. Also, the winners in athletic competitions were given a dill wreath, while it was common for the athletes to spread essence of dill all over their body, [...]

Mythology – Rose Buds

Learn AboutRose BudsMythology Many legends exist about the rose. In a Greek myth, the rose was created by the goddess of flowers, Chloris. One day, she found the lifeless body of a nymph in the woods and she turned her into a flower. She called upon Aphrodite, goddess of love, and Dionysus, the god of [...]

Mythology – Great Mullein

Learn AboutGreat MulleinMythology According to Greek mythology, the gods gave to Odysseus a great mullein stalk to defend himself against the tricks of Circe, the witch who turned the companions of Odysseus into pigs by magic drink.

Mythology – Laurel

Learn AboutLaurelMythology Bay laurel trees are indigenous to the Mediterranean and parts of India and Africa. Used primarily as a flavoring herb in Greek cooking, bay leaves are used by Bedouins in parts of Saharan Africa to flavor their coffees. It has been cultivated as a shrub and tree since the time of Homer, the [...]

Mythology – Wild Rose Hips

Learn AboutWild Rose HipsMythology In Greek mythology, the rose was created by the goddess of flowers and vegetation, Flora. One day she found the lifeless body of a nymph in the woods and turned it into a flower. She called Venus, the goddess of love and Dionysus, the god of wine. Then, Venus gave beauty [...]