Herbs in the Greek Tradition

Since Galen and Dioscorides, Greek healing practices using herbs native to the Mediterranean have shaped Western botanical medicine. While herbs are still a part of everyday life in Greece, it is a form of herbalism deeply rooted in Orthodox rituals and culinary tradition. We will look at how medicinal preparations like teas, oils, and liqueurs are made with herbs you may already know, like sage, rosemary, and thyme, and how bitter greens and aromatic herbs can be integrated into healing protocols.

Drawing on her Greek heritage and years of traveling and teaching in Greece, Patricia inspires you to rethink the way you use aromatic herbs, along with practical suggestions for incorporating them into your herbal practice and kitchen.


Presenter Bio:

Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH (AHG), is director of the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies in the mountains of North Georgia, and co-owner of Wild Crete Travel, a tour company specializing in small group tours focused on herbs and traditional foods of the Greek island of Crete.