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Thyme: Properties, Traditional Health Benefits & Suggested Uses

This article contains many interesting medicinal uses for thyme that have gleaned through research as well as from traditional and ancient medical books, and claims made by those who have used thyme to treat a variety of conditions. We have not verified the claims, although some of them we believe are effective. However, it is…

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Bay Leaf: Therapeutic Actions And Ways Of Use

Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Magnoliids Order: Laurales Family: Lauraceae Genus: Laurus Species: Laurus nobilis Laurel, Bay leaf or Δάφνη (Daphne) in Greek, is a multi-year evergreen shrub found in the Mediterranean countries and in Asia. It prefers wet locations and requires rich soil, plenty of sun and wind protection. We will meet this shrub…

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Saffron (Or Crocus): 8 Proven Health Benefits

Saffron (or Crocus), known in Greece as Krokos Kozanis, has been used to treat more than 90 diseases for over 4,000 years. Below are just 8 reasons why you should use saffron more often. According to Mythology, when the gods of Zeus and Hera made love, the earth filled with flowering crocuses.  Although crocus sativus…

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Herbs And Spices : The Legendary Blends

The secrets and recipes of the most famous spice blends. They transform a simple dish into a stimulation of the senses culinary delight. Sophisticated formulations, combining masterful flavors of spices, to create even more beautiful ones. Join us on a trip to the fairy world of blends and let them seduce you. “God created the…

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Pasticcio You Will Love!

Pasticcio! The word is Italian and means ‘mess’ 🙂 Greeks love mess though and anything yummy tasting! A favourite Sunday dish and a beloved treat! There are many ways to prepare it. Fast and easy, long and tasty, with spinach or not, with cinnamon or not, with nutmeg or not… Here we’ll show you an…

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Penne With Sea Food Mix

Traditional Greek cuisine is an example of the Mediterranean diet. Many of the country’s dietary habits are derived from the Greek Orthodox dietary requirements, which require abstaining from all animal products and fish (but not seafood without blood) at several times of the year (which in total amount to almost half a year). As a…

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Could Mountain Tea Help Men Trying To Quit Smoking?

While doing some research, we came across an interesting paper published last month (December 2018) in the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology. The paper, entitled Dietary effects of Sideritis scardica “mountain tea” on human in vivo activities of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes in healthy subjects was the result of a study done at the University of…

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Pastitsada With Chicken

If you’re looking for Greek with spicy, you might want to look no further than Pastitsada with chicken! This dish is actually a very regional dish, popular as the main meal on Sunday in Corfu. There are quite a number of ways to make this – and traditionally, a big old rooster might be used.…

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Side Effects Of Greek Mountain Tea

It’s a scientific fact that Greek Mountain Tea can be more effective for some health conditions than pharmaceutical drugs! Of course, Pharmaceutics often come with side effects that can range from uncomfortable to totally unacceptable. Greek Mountain Tea has been used to remedy symptoms of colds and flu viruses, gastrointestinal issues, curing some ulcers, and…

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Happy New Year 2019!

Kali Chronia! Happy New Year from us at KirIan. It’s been an amazing first year for us, and we’re so thankful to our customers and friends who have believed in us and once they have tasted our products, know that we intend to deliver to you only the finest and highest quality herbs and spices.…

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