Jasonia glutinosa is without doubt the most popular tea in all of Spain. Many consider it a delicacy served in fine restaurants, while others prefer it as a cold infusion served over ice. Jasonia glutinosa is gathered in July or August when the plant is flowering. The top flowering part of the plant is collected and dried to be used as a tea. Bermejo et al (1995, as cited in Santayana et al., 2004) found that this tea contains specific phenolic acids derived from caffeic acid, flavinoids, and essential oils. These compounds have been widely used throughout the region to help digestive disorders as well as colds, depression, and even to assist with whitening the teeth.
Another widely used té in Spain is Sideritis hyssopifolia. This plant, although not as widespread as others, is extremely popular within the regions it is found. An infusion of the infloresences is taken to aid with stomach problems associated with difficult digestion. Mostly this... [continues]
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