Olympus Tea (Sideritis Scartica)

Olympus Tea (Sideritis Scartica) is one of the most famous Greek mountain tea. It has been recognized as a sedative for colds and coughs by the European Medicines Agency and is a component of medicines and beauty products.

Available in the bunch or cut to different sizes.

Origin: Greece

Description

General Informations

Olympus Tea is also known as Sideritis Scartica or Sideritis Syriaca belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It grows in mountain Olympus located in Greece. It is a traditional drink, especially popular during the winter season. Many products have Olympus tea as their ingredient both in beauty products and in soft drinks.

Etymology

Its name derives from the Greek word iron «σίδερο» for two reasons. Firstly, due to its high permeability to iron (Fe) and secondly because in ancient Greece it was used to heal wounds caused in the battlefield by their silver arms.

Health Benefits and Uses

It is one of the herbs that has been recognized by the European Medicines Agency for its use to relieve coughs related to colds and also relieve mild stomach and intestinal discomfort. It has antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory abilities due to the active substances it contains. At the same time, it can be used as an analgesic and anxiolytic. Research has shown that mountain tea has a positive effect on anxiety and depression.

The small yellow flowers, leaves, and stems of this type of tea are rich in antioxidant compounds. One of these compounds is called kaemoherol and studies have shown that it is beneficial for a wide range of illnesses such as leukemia, cancers, and diabetes. Other antioxidant compounds give the tea anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Furthermore, due to four specific flavonoids, mountain tea has an effect on the human brain. More specifically, it could help with several conditions associated with the brain, like anxiety, depression, and even Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

Available Forms of Olympus Tea:

  • In the bunch
  • Cut to different sizes

Origin: Greece

Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.