The mountains of Parnonas (mounts around Monemvasia) have been known since antiquity for their rich flora but also for their vegetation which boasts a variety of organisms and herbs, while their grounds overflow with the rarest of medicinal aromatic plants. Relatedly, ancient Greek mythology has it that Asclepius, the Greek hero – god of medicine, utilized herbs from this mountain for his preparation of remedies. As myths are usually based upon themes that are hold significance for people, this mentioning alone boasts importance.

At Liotrivi Organic Estate we collect wild herbs in small bunches by hand and dry them in a shady space within our premises. This ensures to preserve their collective valuable aromas and health properties. Then we lovingly pack them individually for your pleasure!

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We bring the following herbs from our mountains to your table:

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Oregano

Oregano is used as a dried herb in cooking and offers a wonderful intense aroma to the food preparations of meat, poultry and fish. You may enjoy it in sauces, fresh vegetable salads, on white cheeses (especially on Feta). In Greek cuisine, it is traditionally used in combination with fresh olive oils paired with lemon or vinegar. While being a strong anti-inflammatory herb, it also gives a wonderful wild scent and flavor to your dishes!

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Thyme

Thyme is utilized as a herb in cooking. Its taste is intense and it is used on fish, meats, sauces and cheeses, stews and soups. It also pairs excellently with roasted aubergines and baked peppers. Further, we use it to make marinades and also to flavor olive oil, vinegar and black olives. Thyme, like our other herbs, is collected from the mount of Parnon with great care and then dried naturally in order to maintain its valuable botanical propensities. When consumed as a decoction, it has digestive and antitussive properties and contributes to the treatment of influenza and the common flu.

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Sage

Wild sage with its concentrated flavor is utilized in the form of a herbal tea in addition to being a strong aromatic herb for cooking. It especially highlights the food preparations of soups, tomato sauces as well as in the stuffing for roasted turkey or duck. When consumed as a decoction it helps with indigestion, inflammation of the mouth and throat, coughing as well as excessive sweating (including perspiration caused by menopause).

Rosemary

Rosemary is a truly fragrant, delicious plant with a manifold of uses in cooking and roasting. Suitable for grilled fish, steaks, chicken, pork, baked potatoes and potato salads, the list is endless. Use it in dressing for salads, aromatic vinegars and oils and/or marinades. For natural beauty enthusiasts, do not forget to boil it or leave it within alcohol of carrier oil to create rosemary tinctures and infused extracts! Use them as beneficial ointments for your entire body!

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Mountain Tea

Mountain tea (also known as shepherd’s tea, sideritis or ironwort) is a particularly loved perennial plant endearing in the Mediterranean especially during the winter months. Its nutritional value is remarkable and along with its unique floral scent and mellow aftertaste which is adored by tea-lovers, it also contributes to a refreshing hydration for the whole body. It has been brewed since antiquity as it is known to have immune-boosting health benefits while also easing digestion. It can be enjoyed as a cold beverage as well as a hot cup of tea!

Directions: To extract its maximum antimicrobial health benefits you should use all the parts of the plant, including its stems, leaves and flowers. Break the stems and place them in a small pot along with 8 to 10 fluid ounces of water for each cup of tea. After simmering, turn off the heat and allow the tea to steep for at least two minutes with the lid on. Your brew can steep for 15 minutes without any hint of bitterness. Pass the tea through a fine mesh strainer and enjoy!