A part of a practice inherited from past generations, dittany is still used as a traditional panacea for all diseases. It is also thought to contribute to the maintenance of one’s general health and wellbeing. The preparation of the infusion requires 1-3 grams of the dried herb in 150 mL of water. This decoction is invigorating and helps stimulate the nervous system. It can also be effective in cases of gingivitis, tonsillitis, common cold, cough, sore throat and mild abdominal discomfort. It is considered digestive and spasmolytic.