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Drink Greek mountain tea and protect your stomach

Mountain tea is a traditional treatment for various gastric problems. The scientific community now comes to confirm the gastroprotective properties of this herb and it verifies the wisdom of traditional medicine.

The gastroprotective activity of mountain tea can be attributed to its high content in polyphenols and flavonoids, as well as its ability to eliminate free radicals (Todorova, 2014; Żyżelewicz et al., 2020). The anti-inflammatory properties of the herb are one of the most important reasons why it has such a beneficial effect on our digestive system and thus, it is used to relieve gastrointestinal disorders.

Mountain tea is a protection shield for the stomach and drinking it on a regular basis is a good nutritional habit that can protect us from potential future gastric problems.

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