Nettle*

Nettle was first used as a medicinal in ancient Greece.
Hippocrates recommended it for the treatment of 61 diseases. It helps improve urinary functioning and it is also used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis and muscular aches.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

 

*Also available in pyramid tea bags.

Plantain

Plantain is a rare herb with a special flavor and aroma that has been known since the antiquity for its lithotriptic properties. It is widely used for better functioning of the kidneys and the urinary tract ingeneral. It helps relieve the symptoms of irritated bowel and diarrhea.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Sage

The Latin name of sage is salvia, from the verb “salvere” which means “I am healthy.” The ancient Greeks and Romans regarded it as a sacred plant. Its use is beneficial for the proper functioning of the brain and regulation of blood lipids. It helps remove phlegm, it has antiseptic and anticonvulsant properties and is used against neuralgia. Sage is also used as a diuretic and emmenagogue (stimulates menstruation) and to reduce intestinal gases

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Thyme

The Roman soldiers are said to have been using thyme before their battles to gain
strength and vigor. In folk tradition thyme holds the title of the drug that fights the
cough. It has been shown, in fact, that it helps reduce the symptoms of bronchitis.
It is also used against the fungi that often infect toenails.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Spearmint*

Apart from its rich aromatic qualities, thanks to the writings of Hippocrates and
Dioscorides we know that spearmint has had the reputation of a multivalent
therapeutic herb since the ancient times. It is used against indigestion, nausea
and various disorders of the gastrointestinal and urinary system.
It also relieves cold symptoms, sore throat, toothache and headache.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

 

*Also available in pyramid tea bags.

Peppermint*

Peppermint or mint, has been known since the ancient times for its medicinal properties. It is used to ease irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and intestinal gas. It also relieves cold symptoms, cough andinfections of the mouth, throat, ear and respiratory system in general.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

 

*Also available in pyramid tea bags.

Hyssop

The healing properties of hyssop were first recorded by Hippocrates, who
attributed sudorific properties to the herb and utilized it for the treatment of
respiratory diseases. Hyssop is used to ease cough, common cold, various
respiratory infections, sore throat and asthma symptoms.
It also helps better functioning of the urinary system and relieves menstrual pains.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Lavender

Lavender was first used as a perfume by the ancient Egyptians, whilst the ancient
Greeks are said to be the first that discovered its healing properties.
Its name derives from the Latin “lavare” (= wash), because the Romans used it to
perfume their bathroom water. Lavender is used against insomnia and to ease
nervousness. It is also used in bath water to improve circulatory function
and mental wellbeing.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Yarrow

The yarrow, or achillea, has been known since the ancient times for its medicinal
properties.
It is used as an antipyretic, diuretic and to relieve symptoms of cold and flu and.
It helps regulate blood pressure and improve functioning of the circulatory system.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Lemon Verbena

Verbena, or lemon verbena or aloysia citrodora, comes from Latin America and
was brought to Europe in the 17th century by Spanish explorers.
It is used for relieving several types of pain and has beneficial properties against
disorders of the digestive and gastrointestinal system.
It is also used for the treatment of bad breath and helps detoxification of the body
and elimination of unnecessary fluids.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Elderflower*

Elderflower or elder is used against the symptoms of cold, influenza, bronchitis,
and against constipation.
In traditional  medicine it is used in gargles for reducing cough and hoarseness,
applied to the skin to reduce joint pain and swelling or in compress pads to relieve
the symptoms of eye infections and irritations.
It is diuretic and diaphoretic..

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

 

*Also available in pyramid tea bags.

Chamomile

Chamomile was popular for its medicinal properties among the ancient Egyptians,
Greeks, Spanish and Romans. It has been used for thousands of years to calm
anxiety, induce sleep and ease upset stomach. It is also used for better functioning
of thedigestive and gastrointestinal system and it has antispasmodic properties,
due to which it is considered effective in relieving menstrual pains.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Sideritis

In folk tradition, sideritis, or mountain tea is considered to be a miraculous herb.
It is known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial and antioxidant effect.
It contains flavonoids, which are believed to have anti-oxidant and antithrombotic
properties. Sideritis protects the digestive and gastrointestinal system against
inflammations and is very effective against cold, flu and allergy symptoms.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Anise

Its slightly sweet flavor and distinctive aroma have made anise a popular ingredient
in bakery, confectionery and culinary. Anise also has an estrogenic activity, so it
reduces the pains of menstruation and increases the flow of milk during breastfeeding.
It is used for digestion, stomach disorders, gastrointestinal problems and trouble
sleeping. It acts as a diuretic and it helps the reduction of nasal discharges.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Detox

Made of organic, hand-picked herbs, the Detox blend exudes a scent of Mediterranean purity with its dashing freshness of mint and spearmint, enveloped in the crisp earthiness of nettle. Thanks to an ideal climate, these gently grown herbs are the best the Cypriot soil has to offer. They make for a precious herbal remedy that strengthens the immune system to ward off colds, and relieves digestive disorders. An invigorating blend that’s resolutely detoxifying, and a perfect fit to complement a Mediterranean way of living.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

 

Spring

Made of organic, hand-picked herbs, the Spring blend diffuses in a feel-good cup that’s swirling with mellow notes of chamomile, delicately balanced with lavender and elevated by wispy hints of rose. Thanks to an ideal climate, these gently grown flowers are the best the Cypriot soil has to offer. They make for a herbal remedy that promotes natural healing, treats discomforts and alleviates stress and insomnia. A relaxing blend of rare harmony and a perfect fit to complement a Mediterranean way of living.

Directions of use: Infuse the tea bag in boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
 

Marjoram

Marjoram is a native plant of the Mediterranean countries and according to Greek mythology, it was cultivated by the Greek goddess, Venus.
It is used to relieve cold symptoms such as runny nose, cough, and sore throat.
It also helps settle digestive problems and ease the physical and psychological symptoms associated with menopause and premenstrual syndrome.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

Melissa-Balm*

Melissa, also known as lemon balm or balm, has been known since the ancient times.
Dioscorides recommended it for the treatment of wounds and various diseases. Melissa eases bloating and stomach pain, vomiting and colics. It also relievesmenstrual pains, toothache and headache. It has sedative properties and is used to reduce stress, feelings of melancholy, trouble sleeping and palpitations caused by nervousness.

Directions of use: Boil a teaspoon of the herb in water for about 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses a day.

 

*Also available in pyramid tea bags.