Greek mountain tea for fungal diseases
03. Aug 2021
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Since HMPC, (Committee for Medicines), presented a monograph on Sideritis scardica in 2016, Greek verbena or Greek mountain tea has been classified as a herbal medicine due to its traditional use in medicine.
The plant is said to help especially with cold symptoms and stomach problems. However, the possible area of application of Greek mountain tea is much larger.
An anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect was found in various studies. Antioxidant effect means that free radicals are removed from the body. Moreover, Greek verbena protects the stomach and has osteoprotective effects.
Osteoprotectants are used, for example, in cancer treatment to preserve bones and teeth for as long as possible.
The effect against certain yeasts is also very interesting. Fungal diseases are widespread in the population. The probability of getting a fungal disease is relatively high. However, these are mostly harmless manifestations such as athlete’s foot.
The effect of Greek verbena on problematic germs such as Candida albicans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Enterococcus faecalis is astonishing.
Candida albicans causes, among other things, candidiasis. This fungal infection is often found in the mouth cavity, in the female genital area and on the skin. A poor immune system can even result in severe infections of the internal organs. The symptoms of infection are usually red or white spots, itching and irritations.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause numerous infections. The fungus is often found in humid places such as the kitchen sink or swimming pools that are not adequately chlorinated. Fungal infection can be particularly dangerous for people predisposed to diseases. Depending on which part of the body comes in contact with the fungus, different clinical diseases can appear. They range from eye infections to urinary tract infections and to severe pneumonia.
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a bacterium that can cause particularly severe lung diseases. In addition, middle ear inflammations and inflammations of the gallbladder, the bone marrow and the paranasal sinuses can be caused by the bacterium. Klebsiella pneumoniae infections usually have to be treated with antibiotics.
Enterococcus faecalis can naturally be found in every human or animal intestine. The bacterium only becomes problematic when it enters into other parts of the body. This can lead to urinary tract infections, wound infections or infections of the prostate.
The effect of Greek mountain tea against these yeasts has been studied both in the laboratory and in humans and has delivered amazing results. Other essential oil-containing plants usually also help against fungal diseases. The effect of the Greek mountain tea (Sideritis scardica) on problematic fungi is, however, unique.
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