Greek Mountain Tea bio (Sideritis Scardica)
Mountain tea – Sideritis scardica – is also known as Greek mountain tea, Ironwort and Shepherd's Tea. A popular drink throughout Eastern and Central Europe, it has a very pleasant taste that is sometimes enhanced with cinnamon and honey. The ancient Greeks believed that it was capable of healing wounds from iron weapons, and the Bulgarians attributed properties similar to Viagra to this yellow flowering plant.
It is traditionally used to help digestion, stimulate the circulatory system and help the body cope with colds and coughs.
Modern science actually claims that tea helps prevent osteoporosis and also supports its popular use for the prevention of colds, flu, and allergies. There is currently a lot of research being done on possible actions that prevent the reuptake of serotonin, noradrenaline, and dopamine, suggesting that Sideritis may have an application to mental health, particularly ADHD.
Mountain tea contains significant amounts of flavonoids, antioxidants, tannins, iron, cobalt, zinc, potassium, magnesium, sodium, and volatile oils.
Greek mountain tea acts against Alzheimer's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lDwXeTqhtw
Hot Brew Instructions
Boil 250ml of water. Reduce to low and simmer 1-2 tsp of herb for 5-7 minutes. Strain. Enjoy!
Cold Brew Instructions
Put 1-2 tsp of herb in a glass jar with 250 ml filtered water. Put the lid on and shake. Put the jar in the refrigerator for at least 12-14 hours. Strain. Enjoy your cold brew tea.