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Mountain tea - Sideritis syriaca L.
Mountain tea grows above 1200 m above sea level in Mediterranean countries. The Therapeutic use of Sideritis was first mentioned by Dioscorides in his book "The Materia Medica" written in the 1st century. The Genus name Sideritis L. is derived from the Greek word "roundleaf" (iron).
Mountain tea is used as tea, flavouring, cosmetics and with food supplements.
Mountain tea is known for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Helps with disorders of the airways, digestion, urinary tract, muscles & joints. Provides the body with extra iron and gives you energy. Recent studies show that this tea has a beneficial effect on cognitive functions (Alzheimer's disease).
Mountain tea contains a whole range of healthy substances such as: flavonoids, polyphenols, Apigenin 7-O-glucoside, tannins, isoscutellarein,1-coumaroyl, chlorogenic acid, 4-methylisoscutellarein terpenoids, diterpenes and essential oils, iridoids, ursoline and oleanolic acida number of micronutrients such as iron, copper, zinc, cobalt and seleniumas well as the macronutrients calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium.