Its most important therapeutic feature recognized since ancient times is its action against microbes, fungi and bacteria. At the same time its effects are antirheumatic and anti-inflammatory.
Its various types are often used as a tonic or even a diuretic. Mountain tea has the potential to lower blood pressure and prevent thrombosis. Finally, most Greeks consume it to fight the common cold. Studies have shown how mountain tea acts against the AIDS virus.
Despite its value as a pharmaceutical product, its widest use in Greece is in the form of a beverage. With its unique aroma it is very pleasant for consumption mainly during the winter. Also, mountain tea is a bee-keeping plant. Honey produced from mountain tea is one of the favourites of consumers