Monday, September 27

Five Ancient Greek Herbs and How We Use Them Today

Greece is known today for its herbs that are used in teas and homeopathic remedies. But did you know that there are many herbs that the ancient Greeks used that are still popular in Greece today?

The five herbs below were gathered for their vast range of medicinal, superstitious and culinary attributes thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, and they are still used today.

Herbs can be found growing wild all across Greece, with their scents perfuming the air, and they are particularly well suited to the country’s mountain slopes and green fields.

Ancient Greek herbs used today

Oregano (Rigani)

Besides being one of the most popular herbs for Greek cuisine in modern times, back in ancient Greece this herb was thought to bring good luck and good health as well as symbolize joy.

Read the list at Greek Reporter.