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Mountain Tea or Sideritis is one of the best known herbs especially for its beneficial properties for the human body. It is well known that mountain tea helps with the symptoms of common cold and generally the upper-respiratory tract infections.
Net Weight: 45 gr
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Mountain tea for common cold
Sideritis also known as ironwort and mountain tea. This special tea is historically known as «Shepherd’s Tea» because Greek shepherds used to make a brewed tea out of the plants while directing their flocks on the hillsides. The herb was well known to ancient Greeks, particularly to the pharmacologist – botanist Dioscurides, philosopher Theophrastus and to the father of modern medicine Hippocrates. Back then it was used as a tonic herb, commonly used to treat wounds especially those from iron swords or arrows. Nowadays is used for common cold and has a wide range of health benefits.
Mountain tea: Properties
One of the main reasons of ironwort’s popularity has definitely been its wide range of health benefits. It is considered as a remedy for colds, aches, allergies, indigestion, respiratory issues and a boost for the immune system. Also mountain tea has flavonoids and antioxidants and it lowers blood pressure. Sideritis has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antispasmodic properties. This herb is also shown to have antiviral and antifungal qualities. It also helps you prevent or fight flu symptoms and stress-related ailments such as chest infections, a foggy head, digestive complaints, fatigue and anxiety.
Add a tablespoon of the herb in a pot and then put inside boiled water. Leave it for about five – ten minutes and then strain it. If you want to add a bit of sweetness to your tea, try adding a small spoonful of honey.
Net Weight: 45 gr