Diktamos Tea

Diktamos (dichtamos) is a phryganic endemic to Crete with medicinal properties known since antiquity. Diktamos is also called erontas, stathari, pitcher weed, stop weed, stomach weed. It grows in mountainous and steep limestone areas. On steep slopes of gorges and ravines but also on steep coastal rocks.
The old pharmacy used it for the preparation of the beast and the mithridate. Dittany was known to Europeans before the Middle Ages as a medicinal plant.
Diktamos has been known since antiquity and its ancient physicians attributed many healing properties.
In ancient times the statue of the goddess Artemis, who among other things was the protector of successful women, wore on her head a wreath of dittany. Also, in antiquity the dittany was considered capable of rejecting iron bows from wounded bodies.
According to the ancient writers, this became known from the wild goats of Crete [the Cretan chamois (Capra aegagrus)] which when they were wounded and the arrow remained on their body, they ate dittany and it fell immediately.

Ingredients of Diktamos

The plant dittany (camel) contains camphor, while the main ingredient of its essential oil is carvacrol.

Therapeutic properties and uses

Antioxidant action
For headaches and toothaches, it is good when you chew dittany leaves for a long time.
Antimicrobial action
Used as a hemostatic in bruises
It has healing and astringent properties and for this reason it is considered a medicine for the stomach, but also for abscesses and pimples.
As an emmenagogue it is famous that it helps in cases of amenorrhea, which comes from exhaustion of the body
Used in intermittent fevers, flu and colds