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Cretan Ditanny Organic (Dictammus) A Cretan health treasure


Producer: Felea Goods

Origin: Crete, Greece

Cretan Dittany has traditionally been highly valued for its use in medicines, perfumes, and flavored drinks such as vermouth and absinthe. It has a rich herbal scent, gently spicy, almost like a wild and deep oregano smell whilst having floral and earthy notes. In the Cretan dialect, it is also known as erontas (love in Greek), said to symbolize love and to be an aphrodisiac

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About Cretan Ditanny Organic (Dictammus)

Cretan dittany has been highly valued over the centuries; it belong to the same family with marjoram and oregano and is harvested in the summer months from the mountains in Crete. This amazing herbs is used in medicines, perfumes, and flavored drinks such as vermouth and absinthe. It has a rich herbal scent, gently spicy and mountainous, reminiscent of a wild and deep oregano smell while having floral and earthy notes.

It has strong antioxidant effects, antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties due to the powerful compound carvacrol, which makes it excellent for treating symptoms of the common cold. It is used for digestive tract disorders including cramps, stomach problems, as well as for urinary tract infections and headaches.

Hippocrates prescribed this plant to aid all manner of ailments, and considered the dittany of Crete useful for stomach aches and complaints of the digestive system, as well as inducing menstruation. Even in popular culture in the movie of "Harry Potter," the herb is mentioned to be utilized for curing the wounds of the series' protagonists.

In the Cretan dialect, is know as "erontas" ( which translates love in Greek), said to symbolize love and to be an aphrodisiac.

Storage and shelf life

Store dittany in a cool, dry, airtight container, away from the sunlight and heat.

Dittany, when stored properly, will retain flavor and potency for up to 1 year.

Shipping and delivery

The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.

The product is delivered in recycled paper bags

How to use

Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.

Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.

Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
Tasty & fresh
We maintain a close relationship with our producers from Crete and trust their ethos and ways of treating the land. Besides that though, we obtain certificates of chemical analysis to ensure the quality of the herbs and always try each batch for freshness and taste as soon as they arrive to our store to ensure that meets our standards.
Our herbal tea grows under the Greek sun in an ideal climate for its development, that is not available in the Netherlands.
Our impact
We buy in bulk from our supplier to reduce packaging and carbon footprint from transportation. We offer the product in reusable or recyclable packaging.
The product is certified organic by IRIS HELLAS (GR-BIO-06).
Producer's impact
Our producers are all small batch herb growers/ collectors in the region of Heraklion in Crete. They have been taking care of the land and the trees for generations and have a love and passion for herbs. They use organic farming techniques, which are much more sustainable than conventional.