Crete tourist guide

The best Polish website dedicated to the Greek island Crete and to a small extent of continental Greece. You will find useful information related to visiting Crete that goes beyond the offer of optional tours. On the website you will also find descriptions of the most interesting places that we visited by visiting this largest Greek island. The content complements the current news, photographs and recipes of Greek cuisine.

Dictamus tea

Origanum dictamnus plant is another flagship product of Crete, also known under the names: Dittany, Δίκταμο, hop majoram, Dittany of Crete or Cretan dittany. It is a perennial crop plant occurring in natural environment only in Crete. Over the centuries, many gatherers have died or injured during attempts to obtain a plant, because it occurs on quite hard to reach areas. Its 20-30 cm bushes are most easily found on limestone mountain slopes, in ravines and on cliffs.

Its broad health properties have led to the fact that it has become a well-known and readily bought plant by tourists visiting Crete. Unfortunately, however, nowadays, as a result of excessive exploitation, obtaining dictamnus becomes more and more difficult. The Cretans, to keep this useful plant in its natural environment, protected it with legal protection. In 1997, it was placed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species, which allows us to hope for the restoration of its natural range.

The appearance of this plant is so characteristic that if you see origanum dictamnus for once you will be able to recognize it in the future. Stems and small round leaves are covered with white hairs forming a kind of delicate fur. Due to such an attractive appearance and thanks to the beautiful flowers of origanum, dictamnus has also become an ornamental plant eagerly grown in home gardens.

Dictamus

The ancient gift of Zeus

Origanum dictamnus was already known in antiquity, where the plant was treated as a panacea for most ailments. Even then, the Cretans, to have a long and healthy life, drank the brew prepared from it. This custom has survived to modern times and is part of the diet of the inhabitants of this beautiful island.

The ancient Cretans believed that Zeus gave this plant as an expression of gratitude to the inhabitants of the island on which he grew up. Recommendations for its application were included in guidelines written by, among others, Hippocrates, who believed that he cures ailments such as: stomach pains, gastrointestinal and nervous disorders, headaches and he recommended her to disinfect wounds. As the legends tell, the beneficial properties of origanum dictamnus were discovered by accident. According to legend, goats have been helped, with very interesting behavior observed. Injured animals instinctively sought for this plant to receive therapeutic substances contained in it by chewing the leaves.

Dictamus

Contemporary applications

Although a few years ago, the world went through a rumor about an alleged cholesterol-lowering effect, but we did not find any confirmation of this information. Much closer to the truth are other contemporary recommendations for the relief of such ailments as coughs associated with colds, stomach and intestinal disorders, inflammation. According to some sources drinking infusion from this plant also helps with menstrual pain, hypertension and has a diuretic effect.

Origanum dictamnus is also used in the manufacture of tinctures and for the production of natural cosmetics for skin care. Tea from this herb is considered an aphrodisiac that newlyweds drank. It also produces essential oils and incense.

Dictamus

The brew has an original herbal slightly spicy flavor, which intensifies with the amount of dried used to make it. That is why it is necessary to remember to take a relatively small amount, about one teaspoon of dried leaves. If the original taste does not appeal to you, you can experiment with the addition of honey, a few drops of lemon or a piece of cinnamon bark.

The healing properties of this herb were also appreciated by modern scientists of the Cretan University. The professors of medicine and biology of this university have developed fully natural flu and cold tablets, which include, among others, Origanum dictamnus. Probably this drug will be available this year in European and American pharmacies. He is currently awaiting official approval by the Greek Pharmaceutical Organization.

Data publikacji:
Data modyfikacji:
Średnia: 5
Liczba ocen: 4
  • 0.5
  • 1.0
  • 1.5
  • 2.0
  • 2.5
  • 3.0
  • 3.5
  • 4.0
  • 4.5
  • 5.0
 
 
Oceniłeś na:
 
Kreta informacje 5 na 5 (0) liczba ocen 4
Wszystkie treści i zdjęcia występujące w serwisie są naszą własnością.
Wykorzystanie ich w dowolnej formie wymaga pisemnej zgody autorów.

Komentarze

Wypełnij poniższy formularz aby dodać komentarz

lub kliknij w poniższy link aby skorzystać z możliwosci komentowania przez facebooka:
https://www.facebook.com/crete.poland/posts/10152985181207551

Nazwa użytkownika:

Adres e-mail:

Tytuł:

Treść:

Przepisz kod z obrazka:
Kod obrazka

Wpisanie prawidowego kodu oznacza zgodę na przetwarzanie danych w celu wyświetlania komentarza.
Kontakt Administratorem Danych Osobowych zgromadzonych na stronie możliwy jest pod adresem mailowym [email protected]

Zapisz komentarz
Zapisz komentarz

Inne strony tej kategorii

Feta, or how to bite this cheese

Feta, or how to bite this cheese

Feta is a soft cheese with about 40% fat content. It is also fragile and melts well. Thanks to storage in brine, it retains freshness for a long time. The conditions in which feta ripens affect its taste. It can be spicy, mild or more salty. Greeks usually have their favorite types and buy them.

Atrapos - dried plums and Amfissa olives dried in the oven

Atrapos - dried plums and Amfissa olives dried in the oven

During our culinary experiments and during the preparation of our everyday meals, we try to reach for unique products from Crete or Greece as often as possible. Many of them permanently fit into our menu and systematically reach our shopping lists. For some time, dried plums and black olives from the Greek company Atrapos have joined the group of this type of products. At the outset, it is worth emphasizing that both products are virtually in the permanent offer of the online store kreta24.pl.

Tomatoes in the Mediterranean diet

Tomatoes in the Mediterranean diet

Tomatoes are one of the extremely popular ingredients found in the daily diet of the Greeks. They are rich in vitamin C and lycopene - an antioxidant that contributes to good health. Research shows that tomatoes have phenomenal cancer protection capabilities.

Booking.com

Polecamy:

Oliwa i kosmetyki organiczne Olivaloe

Najnowsze komentarze:

gość PiotrWie: a my w tym roku oprócz Krety spróbowaliśmy innych wysp - Kreta jest duża i da się znaleźć miejsca gdzie nie docierają biura podróży, ale wyobraźcie sobie całą wyspę gdzie nie dociera turystyka zorganizowana - to jest dopiero inna bajka.
Daniel Fik: Bo "nasz"naród nie wie co najlepsze:)
Daria Tosta: Kreta najlepsza
Jola Ostraszewska: Z prespektywy biur podróży. Fakt zaczynam być w tych 20٪ , którzy robią to indywidualnie, ale ... zawsze na Kretę
Anna Evelyn: Miesiąc temu jechałam z kierowca busa palił i pił kawę i gadał przez telefon , były dzieci szkolne , to juz przesada - ale to taki kraj , przecież okno miał otwarte ....
Kasia Chrobry: Chyba nie przejdzie
Mariusz Bart: Moje pierwsze wrażenie z publicznej plaży na Krecie, okupowanej przez grecką latorośl: "W Grecji to dzieci się chyba rodzą z kiepem w ustach"..
Katerina Kate: Nie ma szans. Grecja = palenie papierosów. Koniec kropka
Marcin Pilarski: No to gdzie ja teraz zobaczę pana sprzedającego na BP z fajką.
Artur Nowak: Szukają pieniędzy jak nasz Pinokio
Dana Gołowacz: Koniec Świata bliski ;) jakoś cięzko mi sobie wyobrazić Kreteńczyków,bez papierosów ;)
Lisa Guldstrand: Ierapetra is our paradise and we are moving there when we retire in a couple of years
Ewa Szumowska: Larapetra nie rzuciła mnie na kolana
Roy Feuillade: Had a lovely day here with my Greek family
Paulina Kurkowiak: Byłam tam w tym roku w maju i już było prawie 30 stopni☀️☀️☀️
Karina Szafraniec: Pychotka...polecam
Reszczyńska Eveline: Pychotka. Jadłam na Korfu
Joanna Gumienna- Zalewska: 
Agnieszka Caputa Kieluś: Jeśli to coś podobnego do baklawy którą jadłam w tym roku na Korfu to musi być pyszne
Mariola Dudzinska: Pychota
Gisele Sisco Criscuolo: 
Mariusz Bart: Wycieczka na Mikołajki z dziecią jak znalazł :)
Piotr Pietrzak: Będziemy
Ania Łuczyńska: Zaproszenia wydrukowane. Teraz tylko odliczamy... i do zobaczenia ☺️
Tomasz Niewiadomski: Z zewnątrz niepozorny a za murami fascynujący

Ciekawe miejsca na Krecie

CRETE Copyright © 2009-19 Linki | Kontakt