Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis ssp.)


Sideritis, also known as ironwort, mountain tea and shepherd's tea, is a genus of flowering plants well known for their use as herbal medicine, commonly as an herbal tea. They are abundant in the Mediterranean but can also be found in Central Europe and temperate Asia. The genus comprises about 150 species, which are locally used to produce a relaxing tea after daily work.

Sideritis are rich in flavonoids, polyphenols and kauranes, the essential oil is composed of pinenes, limonen, 1,8-cineol and carvacrol.

Experience has shown that mountain tea can be used
in stressful situations to specifically bring body and soul back into balance. This is beneficially supported by its concentration enhancing effect. Beneficial effects have also been observed in anxiety disorders. Sideritis is a great white hope for the treatment of mental disorders such as burnout, stress and mental fatigue, just because its mood balancing effect is hardly affected by undesirable side effects.

Our research showed that mountain tea acts by regulating the various neurotransmitter systems. Especially the serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine exchange between nerve cells is influenced by Sideritis extracts. Greek mountain tea
exactly has a stimulating and balancing effect on the neurotransmitter systems, but without inducing any unwanted side effects by itself.