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Mountain tea - Sideritis scardica

Mountain tea is an annual herb with erected foursquare tree with a height of 60 cm.

The leaves are long and layered that sharpen to the apexes. The flowers are yellow and arranged at the top of the plant. It grows in the dry areas and sandy soils on higher altitude. This herb blossoms from the end of May until August depending on the altitude. Mountain tea is a highly appreciated herb in traditional medicine. The tea is made from the above-ground part of the plant which has a specific pleasant smell and taste. It is used as a universal remedy against flu, colds, infections, bronchitis and strengthening the immune system. It reduces the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and heart attack, and helps with diseases of the prostate, kidney and urinary channels. Scientific studies have shown that it is rich in antioxidants and can be used for prevention in the fight against cancer. This pretty much used herb in our region is still used as a prevention treatment of digestive organs, against bloating, diarrhea, asthma and diseases of the liver and bile.


Expert report on natural landmarks in the municipality of Novaci
Prepared by: Bozidar Boshkovski