Mountain tea nutritional value
Mountain tea, is a perennial herb that thrives in mountainous regions of Greece and Europe. Its collection is preferred during the flowering period, mainly due to its high content of essential oil, which is in the middle of summer.
In Greece there are about 17 different types of mountain tea, depending on the area they grow. The Cretan mountain tea is considered unique, (known as “malotira”) for its healing properties and is now considered protected and its free and uncontrolled collection is forbidden.
Of course, there are many important species of Greece, such as the mountain tea of Olympus – Sideritis scardica that grows only on the slopes of Mount Olympus, the tea of Taygetus – Sideritis clandestina, Euboea tea – Sideritis euboea and Parnassos tea – Sideritis raeseri.
The main ingredient of mountain tea is the essential oil. While it also contains flavonoids, triterpene acids, polyphenols and is a plant particularly rich in iron. It is important to note that it has a very pleasant tasting tea, without any stimulating ingredients like tein, a feature that makes it ideal for everyone.
Read more about the healing properties of mountain tea and the cosmetic uses of mountain tea!