“OLYMPIC AIR” ORGANIC, MOUNTAIN TEA * naturally caffeine free
€ 7.99 excl VAT
Sideritis Mountain Tea selected by ICONOSTASIO.
OLYMPIC AIR “ΣΙΔΕΡΙΤΗΣ” TEA * selected by ICONOSTASIO
IRONWORT GROWN IN MOUNTAIN OLYMPUS WITH LITTLE SOIL
CONTENT: ORGANIC SCARDICA GRISEB
CAUTION: high content in iron, rich in antioxidants
HAND FARMED BY G. ALEXIOU & SON
CAREFULLY MADE FOR ICONOSTASIO | M. OLYMPUS, PIERIA, HELLAS
100% SIDERITIS TEA
PREP. three- five minutes
In Greek “Sideritis” can be literally translated as “he who is or has the iron”. The plant was known to ancient Greeks, specifically Dioscorides and Theophrastus. Although Dioscorides describes three species, only one (probably S. scordioides) is thought to relate to Sideritis. In ancient times Sideritis was a generic reference for plants capable of healing wounds caused by iron weapons during battles.
The unique warming beverage of winter is an effective soothing for caugh and helps to fight inflammation of upper respiratory tract. Sideritis, as its scientific name implies is a source of many minerals such as iron, cuprum, magnesium, calcium, kalium, and flavonoids, antioxidant, tannins, iron, cobalt, zinc, potassium, sodium and volatile oils.. It contains no caffeine, so it has no stimulant effect. It is an excellent stomach emollient and relieves indigestion and other gastrointestinal disorders. It stimulates the immune system, improves heart, and the health of circulatory system. It has a preventative effect on many diseases such as delayed development of atherosclerosis and the likelihood of depression.
A study by the University of Athens showed that Sideritis extracts significally contribute to the preservation of bone density and mechanical strength of bone, while the interest from German scientists has concluded that they are capable of neutralizing toxic substances responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.
There is currently a fair bit of research being done into possible actions that prevent the reuptake of serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine which suggests that Sideritis scardia may have application in mental health, particularly ADHD.
Place a small handful (3g) in a pot with about 12oz (1 1/2 cups) of water. Bring to a boil for three to five minutes, then let it steep for another three to five minutes. Remove herbs or strain.
Pairs extremely well with honey and also makes an iced tea.
Naturally caffeine free.
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