Mountain tea: focus on Sideritis Perfoliata species

In Greece, there are different species of mountain tea (Sideritis), each one presenting important beneficial virtues for the well-being of the man.

Besides Olympus mountain tea (Sideritis scardica), there are more than 16 known species, indigenous to different parts around the country.

Sideritis perfoliata species, less common but of equally high biological value, is distinguished in two sub-species:

  • Sideritis perfoliata subsp athoa, indigenous to Athos mountain and Feggari mountain of Samothrace,
  • Sideritis perfoliata subsp perfoliata, indigenous to Pindos mountain.

Like most Sideritis species, Sideritis perfoliata is rich in flavonoids that are known for their antioxidant action.

It is traditionally consumed as an infusion, especially during winter, as it contributes to strengthening the immune system.

In OROS, we also focus on Sideritis perfoliata cultivation, in order to highlight its unique quality characteristics.

We have developed our plantation, based on seeds that we have carefully collected from indigenous plants.

We systematically control our plants with constant analysis that demonstrate their high biological value.

You can find more information on Sideritis perfoliata species here.