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 an infusion made out of lemon balm is used as a relaxing beverage since it helps against insomnia; it also provides multiple benefits to mental health as it improves memory, clears the mind and is thought to be helpful against depression.