“Greek mountain tea” is the common name of the plants belonging to the genus Sideritis. There exist over hundred species of this genus in the Mediterranean and near East region. Most of the scientific studies have been conducted with the present species Sideritis scardica and it’s the one with the most powerful repercussions on health.
The species Sideritis scardica is that one with the most bushy and impressive flowers; that explains its superiority over the other species since the essential oils are concentrated in the flowers.
With its strong antioxidant properties it fights free radicals and slows down the aging process of human cells; also it affects the gastric function positively and makes disappear diffuse nausea.
A team of scientists of the German University of Rostock found that the consumption of Sideritis scardica is beneficial for Alzheimer patients: a certain compound of this tea (Thiethylperazine) is “cleaning up” the brain by removing 80% of the toxic amyloid plaques which accumulate with the years in the brain and which cause Alzheimer’s.
Generally said, this tea helps to stabilize the psychic constitution. If you have restless and hyperactive children it is a very good idea to boil daily a pot of this tea and to serve it as iced tea: they will love it and it’s healthy for them.
Greek Mountain Tea is a puzzle piece of the famous Mediterranean diet and its repercussion on the Central Nervous System may explain the smartness of many Greeks!
Buying mountain tea from Sparta Natura you purchase a high quality product from a clearly identifiable seller established in Greece.
This specific mountain tea – also called shepherd’s tea or ironwort – contains antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, very precious iridoids and exerts a beneficial effect on brain, soul and body as many dissertations and researches have shown
The therapeutic essential oils released in the water have a favorable impact in case of (e.g.) Alzheimer’s, ADHD, light psychic instability, anxiety, insomnia, cold and cough, nausea, stomach issues and create a honey-like taste
In contrast to black, green or white tea this eco-friendly herbal tea from Greece doesn’t contain caffeine at all and has not been treated: no fermentation or oxidation, no whitening, rolling, crushing or other treatment: just the whole, pure air-dried plant
Although stems and leaves contribute to the delightful flavor, the health relevant essential oils are concentrated in the flowers: this herbal tea from Sparta Natura contains a huge quantity of flowers in each package
This Greek mountain tea is coming from sustainable organic farming on the mythic Mount Olympus; by carefully choosing the seeds of those plants with the bushiest flowers, the proportion of essential oils can be increased and is higher than in wild picked plants, as a Greek comparative study has found