According to legend, it was draped around the Greek goddess Aphrodite when she rose from the sea, born of Uranus’s semen. The herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties.

Fresh or dried leaves are used in traditional Greek cuisine. They have a bitter, astringent taste and a characteristic aroma which complements many cooked foods. Herbal tea can be made from the leaves. When roasted with meats or vegetables, the leaves impart a mustard-like aroma with an additional fragrance of charred wood compatible with barbecued foods.

The herb is exceptionally rich in many B-complex groups of vitamin, carries very good amounts of vitamin A and it is a good source of antioxidant vitamin C.

The use of natural honey as food and medicine by mankind has been in existence from time immemorial. In fact, records have it that raw honey is the most ancient sweetener as well as a flavorful liquid food of high nutritional value and immense health benefits.
Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source, and various types and grades of honey are available. Natural Honey is widely embraced by all ages, and its use transcends the barriers of culture and ethnicity.

As a food and in cooking

The high nutritional profile of honey with wide range of nutrients (although in minute quantities), encourages its use as food. It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavor that leads some people to prefer it over sugar and other sweeteners. In fact, honey is a complete meal. It contains major components of a meal and micronutrients that will enhance the digestion and absorption of these major dietary components, as well as those required for metabolism and body functions.
Over its history as a food the main uses of honey are in cooking, baking, desserts, as a spread on bread, and as an addition to various beverages, such as tea, and as a sweetener in some commercial beverages. Honey barbecue and honey mustard are other common flavors used in sauces.
Researches indicate that Natural Honey contains several important compounds, and these include antioxidants which help to prevent health problems such as cardiovascular diseases as well as aging!