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Greek Mountain Tea

Griechischer Bergtee




Greek mountain tea - Sideritis scardica is one of the

 most famous herbs of Greek nature, with many 

beneficial properties. Its use as a traditional medicine

 has been known since ancient years. The beverage of Sideritis is 

preferred because of its beneficial effect on colds and infections 

of the upper respiratory tract, and a recent research has shown

 that it contributes to the fight against Alzheimer's disease.


Species of the genus Sideritis belong to the Lamiaceae 
family of the order Lamiales. Wild populations of Sideritis spp.

thrive in mountainous areas of high altitudes, over 1000 meters, usually

on sunny slopes with a high inclination and a low content in nutrients. 

Plants of this genus are adapted to grow in their natural environment,

so the selection of the appropriate habitat for cultivation is particularly

important. The location and conditions of the areas that can be used

for cultivation should be similar to those of their natural habitat

in order to keep the product quality. Under these conditions the

cultivated plants are less vulnerable to pests and diseases, and require

less input and cultivation practices. Thereby, organic farming

becomes more possible and economical.

source: Cultivation and utilization of "Greek mountain tea" (Sideritis spp.):  current

knowledge and future challenges. Asian J Agric & Biol. 2019;7(2):289-299. 


Sideritis scardica
Griechischer Bergtee
wild growing greek mountain tea othris m
Wild growing mountain Tea
in altitude of 1600m in Othrys mountain.
Mountain Tea planting
Mountain Tea traditional drying method
mountain tea harvest mylona family.JPG
Mountain Tea Harvest Mylonas Family
new plants vrinena .JPG
tea 1.JPG
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