Mountain tea is extremely popular in Greece and is most commonly used in winter, when physical activity decreases and the cold and pain in the joints grow. It has a positive effect on the cold, respiratory problems, sinus congestion, digestion, immune system, pain (including headaches) and even mild anxiety. It is tonic, diuretic and detoxifying. Scientific studies suggest preventive effects on cataracts, thrombi and hypertension, regulate menstruation. It can be widely used against diarrhea, it helps fight capillary and cardiac diseases due to the flavonoids it contains. Also consumed daily kills any type of microbes.
Its beneficial properties are also used in the beauty industry, when used in various anti-aging creams (due to the antioxidant properties that fight free radicals), in shampoos and masks for dyed hair (it protects against discoloration).
Mountain tea is probably the most consumed tea plant after the "universal panacea of the Greeks", the well-known chamomile.
Particularly effective to tone the body, improve sexual performance, stimulate body detoxification, modulate the immune response and inflammation, protect the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems, and recently, even in the fight against some cancers (prostate, leukemia ) Degenerative diseases, this plant should not be lacking in the diet of anyone who wants to take care of their health.
The contraindications and side effects of sideritis tea?
It is recommended that people sensitive to the active ingredients contained in the plant not eat tea of sideritis. In addition, in the absence of information on the safety of the sideritis during pregnancy and lactation, it is advisable to avoid consumption during this period.
cup of tea-of-Sideritis
Where to buy sideritis tea?
Mountain tea is found in specialty tea shops, herbalist stores, markets or on the rocky ridges of the mountains, if you can pick it up. It is harvested in the months of flowering of June and August and dries in protuberances in a dark and dry place. The whole plant, stems, leaves and flowers are consumed.