Dittany of Crete (Origanum dictamnus)


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Dittany of Crete is a small ground covering herb found only in the rocky mountainous regions of the island of Crete in Greece.
This rock-loving hardy little bush has rounded leaves, tough exterior and colonises in hard places.

In the Aegean region, Dittany was used to heal wounds, ease the pain of childbirth, flavor wine and liqueur, and make tasty sauces for fish. Virgil reported that injured wild goats would seek out the plant for healing. As Dittany’s reputation grew, legends stated that consuming the herb would cause injuries to heal immediately—even expel arrows from wounds, cause poison to leave the body, banish venomous snakes to their dens, etc., etc. While not a miracle cure, Dittany does have anti-microbial properties that can aid in healing.

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