Greek mountain tea, “Sideritis scardic“ (translated as ‘he who is made of iron’) also known as ironwort, mountain tea and shepherd’s tea and has been enjoyed for 1,000 years for its pharmaceutical properties and biological activities that are beneficial to our human bodies.
It has a high phyto-nutrient content that protects it from UV rays and other elements, usually grows in rocky places at an altitude of 1,000 metres and above.“Sideritis” which in Greek means “iron” because it was considered a herb capable of healing wounds resulting from iron weapons during battles. It is indigenous in the Mediterranean zone, especially in the mountainous Greek lands. It has been traditionally used to aid digestion, strengthen the immune system and suppress common cold, flu and other viruses, allergies, shortness of breath, sinus congestion, even pain and mild anxiety. It has high level of anti-oxidant and large amount of essential oils, flavonoids, iron and other phytonutrients. The herbs is typically dried before usage
Benefits of Organic Greek Mountain Tea
~ boost and strengthen immune system;
~ traditionally to fight common cold, cough, bronchitis, bronchial asthma in Greece;
~ suppress other viruses, allergies, sinus congestion;
~high in anti-oxidants properties to help to detox several vital organs such as liver and kidneys;
~ aid digestion, stomach problem, gastrointestinal problem such as stomach infection, stomach pain, acid reflux and minor heartburns (has natural antimicrobial properties against bacteria);
~ known to help lower blood pressure and help blood vessels to relax;
~ helps to lift up the mood and reduce anxiety problem;
~ increase bone mineral density, maintain good bone health and preventing bone loss from occurring as we age which will help to avoid osteoporosis, ;
~ rich in iron, helps to protect against anaemia;
How to enjoy our Organic Greek Mountain Tea
~ boil or steep 2-3g (appx 2 tablespoon) of leaves and flowers in a pot of water (appx 200ml) for 10-15 minutes. The longer you steep, the taste becomes more intense.
~ serve with honey for sweetening option.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER : INONI GREEK ORGANIC HERBS
INONI is by 2 sisters, Renela and Alexia Giannakopoulou, with whom are scientific training and both are concerning the natural environment. The 2 sisters are graduates of the Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment of AUTH. Both are also forester and environmentalist. Alexia has also received her PhD in Active Substances of Pharmaceutical Aromatic Plants.
Their farmland is situated on a hill of Monopigado, northern Greece, 30km from Thessaloniki, ideal for organic cultivation. The appropriate altitude with a particularly favourable microclimate, as shown by soil analysis and surveys related to the adaptability of aromatic plants to specific conditions, to successfully grow the crops. They aim to offer consumer premium quality products with unique taste. Most importantly, completely free of pesticide, hormones and chemical additives. Also they seek every consumer to understand the importance of the sustainability of natural resources.
Harvesting is all by hand, reducing carbon footprint to the environment. Harvested herbs are selected carefully before they are sealed in air-tight environment.