Village Herbs for Health

Cold & Flu

Fight flu symptoms with Chamomile, Calendula, Rosemary, Garlic, Marjoram.

Greek mountain tea, also known as "Sideritis" (meaning made of iron) is anti-bacterial and fights infections. 

Headaches & Migraines

Basil, Lemon Verbena, Lavendar , Peppermint, Rosemary, Valerian. (Note that Rosemary isn’t suitable for pregnant ladies or those with high blood pressure.)

Throat Relief

Basil, Sambucus ,Thyme, Rosemary

Garlic . Legend has it that thyme grew out of tears shed by Helen of Troy when she was kidknapped.  

Stomach Relief

Anise , Basil, Peppermint, Thyme

Lemon Verbena, Nettle, Lavender.

*Basil* calms spasms and can be eaten, sipped as tea. It even has its own song... “Psintri vaisilijia mou” -my Delicate basil plant...

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Female Pains

Chamomile, Valerian, Fennel 

Cyprus Sage tea is very good for pains and was known before christ by the Romans as "the holy herb" .

Sage tea is anti-inflammatory and a relaxant for the muscles and the stomach. 

Stress/ Insomnia

Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon Verbena, Nettle, Valerian


The above information is take from:

Dr Zanettou-Pandeli, K., 2000. The therapeutic capacity of aromatic plants in Cyprus. Larnaca: Printco. Dr Kyriaki Zannettou-Pandeli,  holds a Phd in biology from the university of Sofia, Bulgaria. She is from the occupied Famagusta and has become a leading figure in herbal health in Cyprus media.

The information provided is broad guidance only and Granny greek's hold no liability for information wrongly applied. Please seek medical advice before drinking herbal teas if you have specific health problems.