Herb: Malotira / Sideritis Syriaca
biodiversity in the Mediterranean. Crete is the largest and most fertile island of
Greece, host to around 1,600 native plant species-a paradise of plants. Α 3,500
year old vessel filled with charred plant species, discovered in Acharnes, reflects
the island's long-standing tradition in aromatic and medicinal plant cultivation.
Lefka Ori , meaning White Mountains in Greek, extend over the western side of
the island. Made of limestone and covered in snow up to late spring, they hide
numerous corges in-between their peaks, including world-renowned Samaria
Corge. Malotira grows on Lefka Ori.
1. Soil Lab
The farmers of aromatic herbs on the island of Crete focus on optimum organic cultivation methods, aiming at superior quality.
The commercial value of Cretan herbs extends beyond Greek borders.
Among the most popular plants in folk medicine, Malotira remains a sought-after herb up to this day.
Else known as the Cretan mountain tea, it is endemic to the island, naturally growing on Lefka Ori at 1,000m altitude.
It is for the first time that Malotira was sustainably cultivated, protecting the plant's wild populations under extinction.
2. Extraction Lab
Our Malotira extract derives from the fresh, blooming aerial parts of sustainably grown Sideritis Syriaca plant.
It is a 100% water-based extractproduced with the macerationtechnique, via a zero-waste process.
Any solid residue is compostedto end up back into the soil as organic fertilizer.
The extract is a rich source of antioxidant substances.
Appearance: Liquid, orange color, clear /
Shelf life: 12 months / Composition: Water,
Origanum majorana leaf extract/
Production time: 2 days / Certifications and
Standards: ISO 16128, Natural ingredients -
Certification of organic production of plant
material / Production method: Maceration /
Plant ingredient functions (INCI):
Antioxidants, Skin conditioning agents