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Sideritis: Greece's Famous Mountain Tea and its Ancient Secrets of Healing

Greeks are not known for their love for tea, as the British or the Turkish are. However, when it comes to tea, the first variety that a Greek would mention is ''chai tou vounou'', or Greek mountain tea. Sideritis, as...

Greek Mountain Tea: Ancient Medicine and Elixir

"Greek Mountain Tea," or sideritis, which has been used since ancient times as medicine, a  refreshment, and a memory and energy booster, is one of Greece's most recognizable and popular herbs. Ancient Greeks called it sideritis, meaning "that which contains iron." They...

Popularity of Greek Herbs Starts Oregano War

Greek herb smuggling is the new crime that border authorities have to fight, according to a report by NDTV. The recent international popularity of Greek herbs seems to have neighboring Albanian thieves capitalizing on oregano and thyme, the report says. Christos...