The scientific name of mountain tea is Sideritis, from the Greek word for iron, because in ancient Greece, it was used as an invigorating beverage to help soldiers recover from wounds caused by iron weaponry during battles. Mountain tea is a Mediterranean plant and contains a range of beneficial substances such as phenols and flavonoids, which help relieve colds, stomach pain, nasal congestion and headaches. It also relieves the symptoms of smoker’s cough, and is believed to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Properties, indications and methods of use are obtained from the literature on aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and phytotherapy. However, they are provided purely for informational purposes and should under no circumstances be construed as medical advice or a recommendation for medical treatment. Consult your physician regarding any therapeutic use.