Etymology: the name of the genus comes from the Greek name of the plant "óros" mount and "gános" pleasure, in- certainty that of the species, perhaps from the Latin "amaracus", Greek "amàrakos", with the meaning of odorous plant because of the intense and very pleasant smell it emanates.
Description: herbaceous perennial plant native to North Africa and Central Asia. It is erect and branched, with a maximum height of around 60 cm. It has small "oval" leaves, with a short stalk and covered in a light down. The flowers are small, pinkish-white. Flowering takes place in summer.
Habitat: common in kitchen gardens and gardens in plains and hills, it prefers loose, even calcareous soils, rich in organic matter and sunny.
Flowering/Harvesting: July - September.
Parts used: flowering tops.
Method of preservation: the flowering tops are dried in the shade, in warm, dry, well-ventilated rooms or in a drying room so that the aroma remains intact and can be preserved for a long time.
Use in the kitchen: ideal seasoning for meat or fish dishes, also excellent with pasta dishes, soups, pulses, mushrooms, nuts, cheese, eggs and much more.
Medicinal properties: thanks to the presence of its essential oils, tannins and other substances, it has perfuming, aromatising, bitter-tonic, digestive, carminative, antispasmodic, analgesic, diuretic, balsamic and stimulating properties.
Weight per pack: 30gr