Zuta Levana (micromeria fruticosa) is also known as Tea Hysopp, White Leafed Savory, Tea zaatar and a few other names.
Difficult to find in Australia Zuta Levana is widely grown in the Middle East where it is used for culinary and medicinal purposes. The taste is said to be very strong minty with a touch of anise mixed in. It is used in very small quantities as the flavour can be overpowering.
The plant itself looks like a greeny silvery mint with a soft fuzzy texture to the leaves, more of a bushy shape and with purple to mauve flower spikes.
Consult you doctor before using this herb. Zuta Levana can be grown from seed, difficult to obtain in Australia.
Zuta Levena (micromeria fruticosa) is used as an ornamental plant and is regarded as drought tolerant. A perennial reaching 1m plus with masses of white flowers from spring through to late summer. A sunny well drained position is essential.
Also used as a culinary herb in some areas, Zuta Levana is yet to be fully evaluated and should be avoided without seeking expert medical advice. You can grow it from seed if you can find the seeds for sale.
As a culinary herb, we would probably use mint instead…….