Thyme and Oregano: two of the most famous Mediterranean herbs! Learn how to use their powerful properties.
Thyme is well known as the plant with the most pharmaceutical and therapeutic properties.
In ancient Greece thyme was burned as an offering to the gods and, according to a legend, it was born from the tears of the Beautiful Helen (Helen of Troy). Since the era of Homer, thyme has been a symbol of strength and bravery.
Roman soldiers used it to become stronger and vigorous.
The Egyptians used thyme for its aromatic qualities and also in the mummification process.
The Sumerians, knew thyme 5500 years ago, and used it as a spice and as a medicine.
Oregano is an excellent medicine, although pharmaceutical companies are not interested in it because it is very cheap.
According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite created oregano to make people's lives happier.
In ancient times, the newlyweds were crowned with garlands of oregano, to have a happy life. It was also cultivated close to the tombs, so the spirits of the dead have peace and tranquility.
Greeks and Egyptians used oregano mostly as a preservative, as an antidote to poisons and as a remedy for skin diseases and infections.
In the Middle Ages people chewed oregano leaves for indigestion, rheumatism, toothache and coughs.
The British used to smoke oregano. In America, oregano became known after the Second World War, when American soldiers learned and loved this herb after their invasion in Italy in 1943.
Thyme and Oregano have always been two of the main medicinal herbs, the “guards of health”
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