Mountain Tea - Beneficial properties

In a period in which consumers do switch to a healthy lifestyle worldwide, we should turn to the classic Mountain Tea (Sideritis raeseri), make it a part of our daily routine and thus benefit from the nutrients it has to offer our bodies.

It contains a variety of ingredients, such as flavonoids, diterpenes, phenylpropionate, iridoids and monoterpenes.
It has beneficial effects on colds, inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, indigestion and gastrointestinal disorders. Furthermore it is considered to be antispasmodic, analgesic, healing, antioxidant and anxiolytic. It calms and causes wellness to the body.

Laboratory studies about the beneficial effects of the mountain tea are already made by the Patras and Ioannina Universities in Greece.

According to a study of the Athens University, the extracts of Sideritis can contribute to prevent osteoporosis.Moreover, studies from Germany indicate that the mountain tea may protect against Alzheimer's disease.

The infusion of the plant is used as a digestive, diuretic, against digestive disorders and it is stimulating the brain and muscles. Apart from fighting colds and nasal congestion, it accelerates respiration, strengthens the immune system, helps prevent osteoporosis and anemia, and improves the cardiovascular function. Furthermore, its antioxidant properties help prevent cancer.