Dittany of Crete
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Cretan Dittany / Diktamo

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Cretan Dittany / Diktamo (Origanum dictamnus)

The authentic dittany is a herb that grows only in Crete. Known from the Minoan period, dittany was suggested by Hippocrates to treat disorders of the gastrointestinal system. In the Middle Ages Trappist and Benedictine monks used this herb to prepare liquors. On the Island of Crete it is considered as a “miracle cure-all” local remedy for almost everything. Due to its numerous properties, it is considered as a Greek superfood.

In modern herbal medicine, the main use of dittany is to soothe the pains of the stomach and abdomen. This herb contains a large number and variety of chemical constituents, in which various aromatic and medicinal plant properties are attributed. It acts as an efficient antioxidant and has been found to have antimicrobial activity. Dittany is used for flu and colds and it is also used as a hemostatic.

Cretan dittany can be a great beverage with many health benefits. It has extremely strong aromatic flavor and can be combined perfectly with meat. There are many Cretan recipes which include this herb.

Cretan Dittany / Diktamo (Origanum dictamnus)

The authentic dittany is a herb that grows only in Crete. Known from the Minoan period, dittany was suggested by Hippocrates to treat disorders of the gastrointestinal system. In the Middle Ages Trappist and Benedictine monks used this herb to prepare liquors. On the Island of Crete it is considered as a “miracle cure-all” local remedy for almost everything. Due to its numerous properties, it is considered as a Greek superfood.

In modern herbal medicine, the main use of dittany is to soothe the pains of the stomach and abdomen. This herb contains a large number and variety of chemical constituents, in which various aromatic and medicinal plant properties are attributed. It acts as an efficient antioxidant and has been found to have antimicrobial activity. Dittany is used for flu and colds and it is also used as a hemostatic.

Cretan dittany can be a great beverage with many health benefits. It has extremely strong aromatic flavor and can be combined perfectly with meat. There are many Cretan recipes which include this herb.