| Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis ssp.)
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.