Herbs grow abundantly in the Greek countryside, perfuming the air with their aromas. Villagers, baskets in hand, wander from one cluster of herbs to the other, picking those that interest them. The people disperse to their homes and use each herb that they pick for their intended purpose. Some are used in cooking, while others are made into tea. In fact, teas serve a dual purpose. Most of them are drunk for pleasure, but they also have medicinal properties.
Traditionally thyme is used as a tea to offer relief from coughing, sniffles and intestinal problems. It has antiseptic, anti-fungal and anticoagulant properties due to which it can be used as a gargle against tonsillitis, laryngitis and other problems of the throat area.
Traditionally savory is used as a tea against digestive problems, diarrhea, colic pains, flatulence, intestinal cramps and anorexia. It also acts as a diaphragmatic, against dizziness, can better the respiratory system and soften coughing thus helping with bronchitis.