Mountain tea – Sideritis spp
The mountain tea is a valuable herb that grows in the mountain regions of Greece. It offers protection to the body and has many vitamins and equally many healing properties.
The strong healing and regenerating action of this herb, makes it ideal for use on wounds, while protecting from infection, due to the antimicrobial and antibacterial action. The analgesic effect in combination with the anti-inflammatory action, makes it ideal, even from ancient times, to protect and wash wounds both externally and internally as an infusion or tincture.
The infusion from mountain tea is especially stimulant and acts against hypertension, while, due to its antioxidant action, inhibits cancer cell growth.
Mountain tea, also protects against colds and is antipyretic and diaphoretic. Strengthens the immune system and stimulates, while having antiviral effect.
Sideritis has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system, serving as an expectorant and relieving respiratory problems. This particular herb, improves cardiovascular function, and due to the high levels of iron that it has, it prevents anemia. It works in the body as an anticoagulant, protecting against cardiovascular diseases.
In relation to the stomach, mountain tea, stimulates gastric secretions, so it works well as a digestive and its astringent properties make it ideal for treating inflammation of the stomach, intestines and urogenital system.
Finally, it is considered that the systematic use of infusion from mountain tea causes detoxification of vital organs like the liver and kidneys. Studies have shown that the use of Sideritis, helps prevent osteoporosis, theory which is not completely established yet.
Worth mentioning, is the fact that the mountain tea is one of the few herbs, with no observed contraindications or side effects from overuse. It is an infusion that is pleasant in taste as warm as cold, so you can safely enjoy it during the summer and the winter season.
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