Blessed in more than religious ways, the monastery community of Mount Athos peninsula in Northern Greece hosts a globally unique biodiversity, due to a special microclimate inside a protected area part of the Natura 2000 network. One of the aromatic herbs native to the region is thyme, a plant of culinary, medicinal and even ornamental uses. Its range of use is impressive, and it has over 400 subspecies. Ancient Egyptians used it in their embalming practices, while ancient Greeks used it as incense.
It is gently harvested by hand and only the best plant parts are then processed. It has excellent healing properties and is considered a restorative herb that strengthens the human body. Moreover, its tea is used against indigestion and colds, while it can also help against rheumatic and arthritic pains, acne and high blood pressure. “Monoxilitis Mount Athos – Thyme” is therefore a perfect example of an all natural product straight from Greece’s most pristine and spiritual place.