Mountain tea (Sideritis scardica) is a native plant mostly of the Mediterranean. It grows in rocky places and usually on heights. The genus of Sideritis comprises more than 150 species. In Greece we can find 17 species of the plant. The herb is known from the ancient years and Hippocrates, Theofrastos and Dioscouridis have referred to its existence and significance.
Ingredients: Organic Mountain Tea whole blossoms
The beverage from mountain tree blossoms is traditionally used for its heating effect, as well as for its beneficial effect in colds and inflammations of the upper respiratory system, disorders of the gastrointestinal system and indigestion.
It is considered to have significant antispasmodic, analgesic, diuretic and detox action. It is a common booster for human body due to its significant iron content.
Many modern studies confirm its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and tranquilising properties. Due to its high content in flavonoids it is considered to build up the circulatory and cardiovascular system, has antihypertensive and anticoagulant action. Studies also have shown that it contributes to prolepsis of osteoporosis, and enhances the mechanic strength of the bones.
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.