Dictamus (Dittany) is the king of the endemic flora of Crete known since the antiquity for its antiseptic properties. Dictamus Iliostasio is rich in flavor and taste.
Dictamus is used for many years as a traditional medicine for all kinds of illnesses and for the maintance of health. For the preparation of the infusion, the dose is 3-7 grams of dried herb in 150 ml of water.
The infusion acts as a stimulant of the nervous system. It is effective for gingivitis, tonsillitis, common cold, cough, pharyngitis, digestive, spasmolytic as well as mild gastrointestinal disorders.