Ancient Greeks have a history in the belief of the long-lasting healing effects of Herbs and that mother nature provides everything we need to heal us from all diseases. Hippocrates, renowned worldwide as the “father of medicine,” at the very early years, around 460BC, influenced by the wealth and efficacy of the local herbs, developed a deep faith in the healing power of herbs. It was Hippocrates who freed the art of healing from the magical-religious conceptions of the past, rejecting the belief in the divine source of disease.
«Herbs are my world», is a local company based in Cyprus that deals with, collects and processes organic herbs. Most of these herbs are cultivated in the hillside area of Troodos and the entire process is supervised by the herbalist George Ellinas. You can find these products in selected organic shops and, of course, in the traditional village Lofou in Limassol.
Pramatouthkia is, as the name suggests, all about ‘Little Treasures’ and the finest Cypriot produce wrapped up in really funky sleek packaging that makes for a perfect gift. This cute little shop is packed with all sorts of goodies, from jams to nuts, body creams to essential oils, all paying tribute to the island’s natural produce.
Lavender Thematic Center – Platres Cultural Center
The scent of mountain lavender spreads all over Troodos mountains and in particular in the area of Platres The Lavender Thematic Center is open to the public every weekend from 11.00 to 17.00, with lavender tea and different lavender treats every week! Ready to welcome and pamper every guest with lavender treats. Free entrance. Lavender workshops and activities are available upon request.