Local spice mixture. The bulk of the mixture usually consists of common moss (Origanum syriacum), sometimes referred to as "hyssop". In addition, Za'atar contains tannery ("sumac") and is the source of the sour taste felt in the Za'atar, and roasted sesame seeds.
In Acre and Nazareth, it is believed that the spice develops and improves thinking and strengthens the body, so they make sure to give the children Za'atar before they go to school.
In folk medicine Za'atar helps cure sore throats, colds, bloating and abdominal pain. Maimonides also wrote about Za'atar as having many healing properties: disinfecting and vaccinating the body, relieving headaches, strengthening memory and manhood.
In the kitchen we use Za'atar a lot because it is suitable for flattering vegetables, fish, chicken, cheeses, salads, breads and more.
Keep in a cool, dry place for up to six months. It can be stored in the freezer for another six months.