Herb: Dittany / Origanum Dictamnus

Greece and specifically the southern parts of the country, host the richest biodiversity in the Mediterranean. Crete is the largest and most fertile island of Greece, host to around 1,600 native plant species -a paradise of plants. Α 3,500 year old vessel filled with charred plant species, discovered in Acharnes, reflects the island's long-standing tradition in aromatic and medicinal plant cultivation. Arkalochori is a small town at the heart of the prefecture of Heraklion. A great part of the 4,000 inhabitants live on agriculture, with aromatic herb organic farming taking the lead.


The farmers of aromatic herbs on the island of Crete focus on optimum organic cultivation methods, aiming at superior quality.

The commercial value of Cretan herbs extends beyond Greek borders.

Dittany or else Erontas is one of the prevailing herbs in Cretan folk medicine, considered the grand healer since the Hippocrates era.

One of the twenty plant species depicted on Minoan civilization art, it survives "hiding" in rock slits or steep cliffs. Native to Crete, Dittany is sustainably cultivated in the fertile soil of Arkalochori for decades.

It grows in its natural environment without any agrochemical boosters.


Our Dittany extract derives from the fresh, blooming aerial parts of sustainably grown Origanum Dictamnus plant.

It is a 100% water-based extract produced with the maceration technique, via a zero-waste process.

Any solid residue is composted to end up back into the soil as organic fertilizer.

The extract is a rich source of antioxidant substances.

Technical Data

Appearance: Liquid, orange color, clear / Shelf life: 12 months / Composition: Water, Origanum dictamnus flower/leaf/stem extract / Production time: 2 days / Certifications and Standards: ISO 16128, Natural ingredients - Certification of organic production of plant material / Production method: Maceration / Plant ingredient functions (INCI): Antioxidants


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