About our herbs
We take great pride in the extensive research and the amount of fascination and devotion we have put into our herbal knowledge. Together with the University of Thessaloniki, we have analyzed hundreds of organic herbs to reveal their amazing healing powers. During years of exploration, we have found the best ways to gently extract the benefits of these herbs and the most effective ways to combine them into unique beauty complexes.
Sideritis, from the Greek word “sidero” iron, is an endemic herb found at high altitudes, mainly on Mount Olympus, and is also referred to as Mount Olympus tea. It was already known for its healing effects in days long past, especially with battle wounds caused by iron. Dioscorides, the ancient and renowned doctor, wrote about and used this herb, mainly for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. Recent research has showed high flavonoid and diterpene content, substances that are known for their antioxidant effect.
Cornelian Cherry – Kranea in Greek mythology – is a forest tree that, according to Greek mythology, got its name from one of the eight nymphs of Hamadryades, Kranea. Each nymph presided over a specific tree, and Kranea became the nymph of the Cornelian Cherry Tree (Cornus mas). Due to its hardness, it is believed that the Trojan horse was made from the wood of this tree. It is characterized by the way its fruits are hidden under the leaves and become nearly invisible. The fruits were used as a food crop in ancient Greece. This is a hidden power tree of Mount Olympus. Thanksto their high levels of flavonoids and phenolic derivatives, Kranea berries are known for their powerful antioxidant effect.
It is believed that Peony got its name from Paeon, the physician to the gods, a student of Asclepius, the god of medicine and healing. According to the myth, Paeon was asked by Leto, Apollo’s mother, the goddess of fertility and Zeus’ mistress, to find a magical root growing on Mount Olympus that would ease the pain of women during childbirth. Asclepius became jealous of his student and threatened to kill him. Zeus saved Paeon from his teacher by turning him into a peony flower. It is a flower of peerless beauty, elegance and grace. A symbol of good omens. A gift from the ancient gods to the healers. Peony has been known for centuries for its curative benefits and antioxidant properties.