Organic Islands is a constantly growing, innovative company in the field of production and processing of organic aromatic and medicinal plants and herbs, with commercial presence in dozens of points of sale in Greece and abroad. The company was founded in 2010 on the island of Naxos and was the first company in Cyclades in this sector.
Our main goal is the creation of organically certified high quality products, which will meet the requirements of the most challenging consumers both in Greece and abroad.
Being pioneers in our field, we combine tradition with modern technology to produce unique top quality products. The unique climate and soil, the clean environment that characterizes the island of Naxos and the mountains of northern Greece combined with our certified organic practices, guarantee top quality herbs, extremely rich in flavor and essential oils.
The fact that Organic Islands has vertically integrated production processes, makes us capable of having complete control and responsibility for the quality of our products, from the initial planting of the herbs in our fields, until their final packaged form that consumers receive in their hands. At present we cultivate 100,000 square meters of privately owned fields with 16 species of herbs and citrus fruits, whereas for the processing and packaging our products we own two modern fully equipped units.
Production at all stages is certified by independent organizations (DIO) and the company follows the procedures and practices that ensure the health and safety of its products, according to EN ISO 22000: 2005 standards.
Echinacea – Organic Islands
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) is a perennial native plant of the central and western areas of North America. It got its name from the greek word “echinos” due to the small thorns it has in its flowers.
The natives of North America used the plant for curing many infections. Its use as a pharmaceutical in Europe begins in the 19th century.
In America after the pharmaceutical family business of Lloyd produced a range of preparations with a basis of echinacea, the plant has been widely used as a therapeutic for cold and various infections. Over the last years, the trend of using mild alternative methods of treatment has brought Echinacea once more in everyday life.
Ingredients: Organic Echinacea whole blossoms.
The chemical substances in Echinacea enhance the immune system, and have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action.
The beverage from Echinacea blossoms traditionally has been used for boosting the immune system and decreasing significantly the duration of flu and common cold symptoms (soar throat, cough, nasal discharge and fever)
In Germany, the over-ground parts of the plant have been officially declared as treatment means against cold, upper respiratory and urinary tract infections, and open wounds.Directions: For herbal tea. Add one teaspoon of herb per cup of hot water and steep covered, for 4-5 minutes. Strain and enjoy hot or iced, plain or add sweetener to taste