Its leaves are small and fluffy, while spikes with yellow flowers are formed all around it in the summer. Unfortunately, malotira has dramatically diminished at mountains, mainly because of excessive grazing and harvesting. Some people claim that this population decline has coincided with the Chernobyl disaster. Thus, the amazing honey produced from its flowers until the eighties, is no longer produced anywhere.

It is not only used as a beverage with an exquisite aroma and taste, but also for treating and preventing many diseases. Its attar contains 34 substances with various antimicrobial, as well as pharmaceutical  properties. It has an anti-inflammatory, bacteriostatic, antioxidant, anti-microbial, diaphoretic, restorative, anti-irritating, antianaemic, heating, diuretic and detoxifying action and is good for the stomach. It is also used against colds and respiratory ailments. Adding cinnamon sticks and honey to the beverage, we have an excellent demulcent and antiseptic against coughing. Finally, it is also believed that it is beneficial to blood vessels.