1) HERBS FOR YOUR WARM AND ICE TEA
In fact, herbal teas have been used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years. Interestingly, modern science has begun to find evidence supporting some of the traditional uses of herbal teas, as well as some new ones.
In addition with their wonderful taste, due to the fact that they don’t have caffeine, you can have as much as you like. Herbal tea can provide you relaxation or energy, drowsiness or well-being, but the only certainty is that it will offer you a pure and unparalleled Greek / Mediterranean note in your decoction.
2) HERBS FOR SMOKING MEAT IN RECIPES
You must have stumbled across any “smoked” recipes, you might have noticed that many of them call for dried herbs and spices in brines and marinades. By heating them, we accelerate dissolution, which is why chefs often kick things off with a hot pan of oil, adding pressed garlic, onions, spices and dry herbs. Do not forget that, garlic, onions and spices are herbs!!!
Either for tea, either using for cooking, herbs are flavourings that come from green leaves. Thyme, oregano, mountain tea, chives, rosemary, mint, sage, parsley and basil do particularly well, are very popular and lift the final taste in upper levels. Keep in mind though that, three parts fresh herbs are about equal to one part dried so, double check the recipe if they mention fresh or dry ones.
3) HERBS FOR THEIR ESSENTIAL OILS
Herbs contain aromatic substances and pharmaceutical properties in parts of them due to their essential oils. Huge difference among the others, makes the Greek sun and the Mediterranean clime that shoots up their quantitative indicators to at least five times the usual levels.
Whether it is their flowers and leaves or their fruits, shoots and roots, these characteristic aromas are from these essential oils, that’s why they’re called aromatic plants. Since ages, the herbal essential oils provide a healthier and more stylish way of life in many fields of our day.
4) HERBS FOR FLAVOURING COOL WATER
Here, for sure a combination with lemon or fruits works better.
However, if you are more delicate and you prefer softer shades in your taste buds, just add fresh or dried herbs in a bottle of water (after slightly washing the herbs) and keep it to the fridge until the flavour is good enough for you. It is surprisingly tasty and refreshing drinking herbal flavouring water, you will combine it with everything!
5) HERBS FOR SCENTING THE SPACE
Call it potpourri, call it a tray or a place full of fragrant leaves, flowers and dried fruit peels, by keeping this form of nature in your home you gain well-being and quality, relaxation and pleasure, a place where your eyes will adore to look at.
6) HERBS FOR NATURAL INSECT REPELLENT
Species of the mint family can ward off mosquitoes for more than 2-3 hours. Biting bugs don’t like the scent of peppermint, so you can rub mint -and not only- leaves on your skin toward them off.
As a bonus, peppermint also has double-duty as itch relief, if you finally get bitten! In general, herbs can only be beneficial for our body. Sage is very affective as well, and the catalogue is as long as you search for it.
7) HERBS AS LOTION FOR BODY, HAIR AND FACE
In case of painful scrapes, itchy rashes, and dry, dull skin or hair, maybe issues on the face etc, herbal treatments can be a gentle yet effective way to address them. While you can often find these kinds of treatments at your local health store, they’re often quick and simple to make at home. These topical remedies not only nourish your skin, hair and face but can also create a gentle shield that protects and helps you absorb all these nutrients.
The first step in making these remedies at home is to infuse oil with dried herbs. Once you’ve done this, you can use the oil alone as a topical treatment, or mix it to make a salve or cream. Oils keep for up to a year, so you can mix and match, adjusting it in your own needs. But remember, huge difference among the others makes the Greek sun and the Mediterranean clime that shoots up the collected from the Greek countryside herbs quantitative indicators to at least five times the usual levels.
8) HERBS FOR WINTER FRUIT SALAD
Simple thigs, magnificent ideas. Make a Greek, strong tasting traditional herbal tea, cut winter fruit in a bowl into very small pieces, pour the hot tea in to the bowl, add cinnamon, raisins and honey, and get super boost of winter vitamins, flavours, warmth and feelings that you will remember until the next bowl.
The proportions depend on your preferences.
Of course, there are so many ways to enjoy the above products, we just, as friends, give you some ideas and some solutions. You, investigate even further and for anything you are not too sure about, ask the experts.