This is the most widely used herb in Greek cooking and its flavor most strongly conveys the Greek landscape. It has an intense aroma and is rich in vitamins and trace elements. Properties-Uses: It has antibacterial, antidiarrheal and anti-inflammatory properties. As a beverage, it is very invigorating; it combats coughs and reinforces the immune system. In cooking it is used to season Greek choriatiki salad, meat and soups.