Bioactive-rich Sideritis scardica tea (mountain tea) is as potent as Camellia sinensis tea at inducing cellular antioxidant defences and preventing oxidative stress.

@article{Danesi2013BioactiverichSS,
  title={Bioactive-rich Sideritis scardica tea (mountain tea) is as potent as Camellia sinensis tea at inducing cellular antioxidant defences and preventing oxidative stress.},
  author={Francesca Danesi and Shikha Saha and Paul Anthony Kroon and Marija Glibeti{\'c} and Aleksandra I Konic-Ristic and Luigi Filippo D'Antuono and Alessandra Bordoni},
  journal={Journal of the science of food and agriculture},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 14},
  pages={3558-64}
}
BACKGROUND In several countries, tea (hot-water infusions of dried Camellia sinensis (CS) leaves) is a major source of antioxidant flavonoids, and its consumption has been associated with several favourable outcomes. Other plants used for the preparation of herbal teas are sources of phenolic antioxidant compounds; among them Sideritis scardica (SS) is used… CONTINUE READING