Organic Cretan Sideritis Syriaca (Cretan Mountain Tea)Sideritis syriaca, also known as mountain tea is a very popular herb, from Crete. It is used not only as an excellent brew in aroma and taste, but also for the treatment or prevention of many diseases. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, bacteriostatic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, diaphoretic, tonic, anti-irritant and antianaemic.
It includes a plurality of ingredients such as flavonoids, triterpene acids, essential oil (carvacrol, curcumin and karyofyllini).
It helps the digestive system, strengthens the body and works against colds.
The Mountain Tea and its beneficial properties offer protection and treatment in diseases such as indigestion and gastrointestinal disorders.
A 2012 publication of the “Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology” found that extracts made from Sideritis helped lower blood pressure levels while helping blood vessels to relax. The animal study measured arterial blood pressure and found that a dose of Sideritis extract led to blood vessel dilation, which helped lower blood pressure levels and reduced stress on the heart muscle. While the studies helped support the use of Sideritis for its heart health benefits, further research is needed before Greek mountain tea can be considered a treatment for cardiovascular conditions.
Use: Pour 1-2 teaspoons in a cup of hot water simmer for 7-10 minutes, strain and drink.
You can drink up to 2-3 times a day.