A native of Crete, Mallotira (Sideritis Syriaca) is a very popular medicinal tea mostly known as “mountain tea”. It has a long list of beneficial properties, such as: detoxifier, anti-anaemic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, disinfectant, bacteoriostatic, stimulant, and diuretic.
A tea made out of this herb drank on a regular basis would help keep the digestive system working perfectly well. It is also potent in treatment of a wide array of respiratory diseases, anxiety and symptoms of cold: sore throat, body ache and headache.
Sideritis Syriaca has a special and very attractive smell, for which reason it is used in many perfumes as well.
Cretan herbs are a great tradition of our island. During the winter Cretans drink many hot herbal beverages, especially Cretan tea cocktails made from various local herbs. Maravel mountain herbs are grown exclusively on our land (in and around the Garden), and then collected, dried under natural conditions and packed by our experienced staff, without any chemical or other treatment. They are considered to have medicinal and healing properties and help boost your immune system. Maravel herb cocktails are traditional Cretan herbal mix teas, and they include Mountain Tea (Mallotira), Dictamus, Sage, Lemon Verbena, Marjoram and other herbs from our Garden.