Mountain Tea

In Greece, about 17 species of the plant grow naturally. Mountain tea is known as Greek tea, as well as with various local names, such as Vlach tea, Olympus tea, Velouchi tea, Parnassos tea, Delphi tea and in Crete malothira. The flowers are usually pink or purple or yellow and are in inflorescences. Its various varieties are found in mountainous and stony areas mainly and all give off a wonderful aromatic smell.
Planting is recommended in two seasons, from October to November and from February to March (in the northern hemisphere) and harvesting in July, when it is in full bloom. The plant is typically dried before use.

Ingredients of Mountain Tea

Mountain tea contains flavonoids, essential oils, triterpenic acids, diterpenes, curcumin and caryophyllin. It also contains phenolpropane, iridoids, coumarins, lignans and sterols. It is considered to contain many antioxidants that are valuable to the body.

Therapeutic properties and uses

It supplies our body with iron, especially if we accompany it with lemon or orange juice, so that vitamin C helps to absorb as much iron as possible.
Cleanses the kidneys and the entire urinary system from sand, stones as it is a diuretic.
Regulates hypertension and prevents blood clots
Helps digestion relieving stomach pain
Its astringent properties are very useful when we suffer from diarrhea
Causes sweating and detoxification
Contributes to weight loss