The Latin name of the herb is Sideritis syriaca and we find it under the name malotira Cretan mountain tea.
It is a perennial plant whose height ranges from 10 to 50 cm. It has thin and round branches that are covered along their entire length with abundant fluff. Its leaves are similar and their length is from 1-6 cm, thick, slightly fleshy, long, elliptical and they are also covered with fluff. Its flowers form corymbs and their color is yellow-white.
It is a delicious and aromatic herb.
Malotira acts as an anti-inflammatory, bacteriostatic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, stomachic, diaphoretic, tonic, anti-irritant and anti-anaemic. Research in recent years indicates that it acts against osteoporosis and cancer.
It helps the digestive system and acts against colds.
It is warming, tonic, diuretic and detoxifying.
It is used for colds and respiratory diseases as well as for urinary diseases due to its diuretic effect.
If we add cinnamon and honey to the decoction, we have an excellent emollient and antiseptic for coughs.
Finally, it is believed to be beneficial for the blood vessels of the heart.
- Non Alcoholic beverages
- Very aromatic
- Characteristic taste