Mountain Tea from Crete
100% organic, small batch, picked by hand by Gregory Pappas and dried for six months. Sideritis is a rare plant that grows throughout the Mediterranean, high up on the mountain tops. The Cretan variation is higher in polyphenols and essential oils than other regions, increasing the health benefits and flavor associated with this tea.
Drinking this tea every day can be part of a healthy routine and help you stay hydrated.
If you’re suffering from digestive issues like diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, or heartburn, drinking this tea may be worth a try before you resort to medications. Numerous research showed that this tea reduces inflammation in the gut and protects the digestive system.
The Sideritis plant is full of antioxidants that reduce inflammation in your body and decrease the risk for chronic inflammatory diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes.
The anti-inflammatory properties of these antioxidants can also help ward off the common cold or other ailments. Or, if you’re sick, drinking this tea may help you recover more quickly from illness.
According to a 2012 study, the Sideritis plant can help reduce blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and exerting less work on the heart. This is great news for those with higher blood pressure looking to make simple lifestyle changes.
Hippocrates and other ancient Greeks believed that this plant could help with mental health, and science shows that these assertions may be true. Recent research shows that drinking mountain tea prevents anxiety-related behaviors, including anxiety and depression. Drinking mountain tea has also been used as part of treatment plans for Alzheimer’s Disease.