Mountain Tea of Crete / Malotira




Mountain Tea of Crete / Malotira (Sideritissyriaca)

This variety of mountain tea is a unique product, which grows only in the island of Crete. Malotira, until now, has not been cultivated and is still hand-picked from Crete’s mountains. This wild herb has a great taste and flavor, however it is difficult to find.

This traditional herbal tea has been for generations the secret of Cretan families well known for its health giving properties.

Health Benefits of Mountain Tea / Sideritis

Learn AboutMountain Tea / SideritisBenefits Health Benefits Mountain tea contains a number of components such as flavonoids, diterpenes, phenylpropionate, iridoids, and monoterpenes. In recent years the mountain tea has found its place under the scientific microscope in order to verify its positive effects on the body. Laboratory studies show the beneficial effects of the mountain [...]

Mythology – Mountain Tea / Sideritis

Learn AboutMountain TeaMythology In Greece it is known since antiquity and is first mentioned by Theophrastus and Dioscorides. The scientific name Siderites comes from the Greek word “σίδηρος” (sidiros) meaning iron and was given to the plant because of its ability to heal the wounds caused by iron objects. According to others it was named [...]

Side Effects of Mountain Tea / Sideritis

Learn AboutMountain TeaSide Effects There is not enough information to know if mountain tea is safe or what the possible side effects might be. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of mountain tea during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Low blood pressure: [...]

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