The mountain tea has healing properties. According to the European Medicine Agency (EMA) mountain tea is an ideal to treat cough from colds and relieves the mild gastrointestinal problems. Many laboratory studies prove that ingredients of mountain tea are beneficial for your body. It has been found that the mountain tea contains a number of ingredients, with the main flavonoids, diterpenes, the phenylpropane, the iridoids and monoterpenes. These substances arrest serotonin and noradrenaline; as a result mountain tea is beneficial as depression. Many studies support that mountain tea is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and has analgesic effect. Similarly, studies from the Universities of Patras and Ioannina showed that this type of tea act as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anxiolytic. Moreover, researches from the University of Athens mentioned that it may help people to prevent the osteoporosis. Also, it protects the loss of bone density and enhances the mechanical strength of bone. Finally, it has a beneficial effect in cold and inflammatory immune. It has a pleasant and distinctive flavor.
Scientific name Sideritis