Just had a cup of mountain tea we bought a bag in Rethymno, it’s made with a herb called Sideritis syriaca aka Malotira which means “pulling away the harm”
Copied this from a Cretan website... Mountain tea usually grows in rocky places at an altitude of 1000 metres and above. The plant has been scientifically shown to offer a multitude of important health benefits as it has powerful antioxidant qualities previously recognised only in green tea.
But that’s certainly not all – this herb is also shown to have potent antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant qualities. It is said to boost the immune system; drinking two to three cups of mountain tea every day is thought to help prevent or fight flu symptoms and stress-related ailments such as chest infections, a foggy head, digestive complaints, fatigue and anxiety”
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