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Traditional Cretan 5 Herbs Mix (Karteraki)

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A mixture with 5 herbs of the Cretan land known for their beneficial properties. Their infusion is very rich in flavors, full of aromas.

Contains dittany (erontas), malotira (Chania mountain tea), fliskouni, marjoram and sage.



  • Relieves stomach ailments and pains
  • Stimulates and soothes the digestive system
  • It has healing and antiseptic properties
  • Stops bleeding (hemostatic)
  • Stimulates the nervous system, is recommended for nervous disorders
  • Soothes headache and toothache
  • It has antispasmodic effects
  • It acts against fever, flu and cold
  • It is tasty and very digestive
  • It is aphrodisiac
  • Contributes to the prevention and treatment of circulatory and cardiac problems

2)Mountain Tea

  • It is an antimicrobial, strengthens the body and works against colds. Contains many essential oils with antimicrobial properties such as carvacrol.
  • It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic action. These properties are due to glycosides of apigenin.
  • Fights stress without the side effects of other herbal remedies.
  • Ideal aid to the digestive system. It is used to enhance the health of the digestive system and relieve indigestion and stomach pain, helps reduce inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, due to its content of phenols and antioxidants.
  • Ideal for hypertension as it dilates and relaxes blood vessels, resulting in lowering blood pressure levels and reducing stress on the heart muscle. There are important indications that mountain tea can help boost cardiovascular health.
  • It helps against osteoporosis, as it protects against the loss of bone density and strengthens the mechanical strength of bones.
  • It has unique beneficial properties that act against Alzheimer's disease.
  • It acts against anemia since it has iron.
  • It is a diuretic and helps the proper functioning of the kidneys

3)Penny Royal

  • Relieves the symptoms of colds or flu, helps with breathing and decongests the respiratory system and lungs. Its expectorant properties help remove mucus and phlegm.
  • Improves digestive health and helps treat many stomach disorders, such as bloating, gas, stomach ache and stomach cramps. Improves liver function and enhances bile production and thus helps digestion.
  • It has mild sedative properties and is used to fight hysteria, relax nerves and treats sleep disorders.
  • Helps with rheumatism and arthritis because it neutralizes uric acid.
  • Offers detoxification and lung cleansing to smokers.
  • Ideal for kidney diseases, gallstones and liver dysfunction.
  • Used to induce menstruation.
  • Externally we make compresses to fight muscle pain, rheumatism, sciatica and joint pain.
  • It has the property of acting as an insect repellent and repelling fleas, parasites, ants and mice.


  • Helps the digestive system, acts as an antispasmodic, antiemetic, relieves flatulence and indigestion, stimulates the liver and spleen.
  • Helps with stomach upsets and acts as a digestive and soothing for stomach ache.
  • Relieves persistent and severe headaches or toothaches. It is also used as a painkiller for rheumatism. It is considered beneficial in nervous diseases, such as hypersensitivity, depression, neurosis, mental illness, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, dizziness and memory loss.
  • It helps in diseases of the respiratory system and is considered beneficial for nervous cough, colds, tonsils, bronchitis and asthma. It also has a sweating effect.
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular and circulatory system and helps reduce high blood pressure.
  • Helps with menstrual cramps and relieves the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
  • It is protective and therapeutic for cancer in general and for breast cancer in particular.


  • It is an antioxidant as it contains over 160 polyphenols. Antioxidants can neutralize harmful free radicals associated with chronic diseases.
  • It has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties for this and is effective in cases of gingivitis, glossitis and stomatitis, as well as laryngitis, tonsillitis and bronchitis.
  • Helps lower blood sugar levels.
  • It contributes to weight loss as it activates the metabolism and helps eliminate excess fluids from the body.
  • It is used to reduce the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, excessive sweating, vaginal dryness and irritability.
  • Improves memory and brain function, as well as the information processing process.
  • Stimulates and rejuvenates tired and aching muscles and relieves cramps.
  • Stimulates nerves, adrenal glands and circulatory system.

How to use: Pour 1 teaspoon of sage in a cup of hot water for 6-8 minutes, drain and drink. We can drink it 1-2 times a day.

Caution! Do not consume during pregnancy, breastfeeding, young children and women with heavy bleeding during menstruation. It can cause hypoglycemia in people with diabetes, worsening of intestinal obstruction, increased gastric and intestinal secretions, worsening of asthma or emphysema, worsening of epilepsy, worsening of urinary obstruction. Do not take in large doses for a long period of time.