Fresh oregano is a great antibacterial agent. It has phytonutrients (thymol and carvacrol), which fight infections such as staph. It is loaded with antioxidants that help prevent cell damage, and it is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin E, tryptophan and calcium.
Cretan herbs are a great tradition of our island. During the winter Cretans drink many hot herbal beverages, especially Cretan tea cocktails made from various local herbs. Maravel mountain herbs are grown exclusively on our land (in and around the Garden), and then collected, dried under natural conditions and packed by our experienced staff, without any chemical or other treatment. They are considered to have medicinal and healing properties and help boost your immune system. Maravel herb cocktails are traditional Cretan herbal mix teas, and they include Mountain Tea (Mallotira), Dictamus, Sage, Lemon Verbena, Marjoram and other herbs from our Garden.