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Aromatic Mursal tea is among the most miraculous with its enormous health benefits herbs in Bulgaria. They said Mursal tea has magical abilities and it heals everything. The benefits of Mursal tea are due to the natural substances it contains – flavonoids,  iron, cobalt, zinc, magnesium, selenium, calcium, copper, potassium, sodium, and others. The aromatic Rhodope tea supports the immune system. It is used for colds, lung and kidney diseases and it has a strengthening effect on the whole body.

Mursal tea grows where Orpheus’ tears fell when he was looking for his beloved Eurydice

According to the legends, Mursal tea is found on the slopes of Mursalitsa peak in the Rhodopes, where the mythical Rhodope singer Orpheus once passed. The herb grows where Orpheus’ tears fell when he was looking for his beloved forest nymph, Eurydice. Thus, in place of his hot tears, one of the most healing plants known in our lands has appeared. Mursal tea is also called Pirin tea, Mountain tea, Alibotushki tea, and Sharplanina tea. The best way to find your way around is to ask for its Latin name which is Sideritis Scardica. Mursal tea is a perennial plant that is found in the higher parts above the Rhodope villages or on the rich limestone rocks.

Mursala tea

Cultivated Mursal tea is grown for more than 15 years in the vicinity of Trigrad, in limestone soil at 1400 meters above sea level. The plant also is cultivated and it grows in the fields near the Rhodopean village of Momchilovtsi. One of the most important conditions is that the land should be clean and the altitude has to be high. The seedlings must be prepared in advance because the plant grows very slowly in the beginning and it requires more care such as weeding and regular watering. Cultivated tea is grown in humus-rich carbonate soils.

Mursal tea has an expectorant effect, is recommended for lung problems, soothes the symptoms of bronchitis and asthma, protects against colds, calms the nervous system, has a positive effect on liver and kidney diseases. The cultivated herb has a tonic and immunostimulating effect on the body. Mursal tea lowers blood pressure, it protects against stroke and heart attack. The herb has the ability to remove salts of heavy metals and radioactive substances from the body. It has a beneficial effect on the aging process, slowing them down. Mursal tea prevents the development of certain cancer cells and it has a powerful antioxidant effect.

Mursal tea is used as a means to improve the male potency

tea is used as a means to improve male potency. Some studies show that Mursal tea improves the functioning of the digestive system, it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action, which makes the herb a good tool for the treatment of chronic gastritis, enterocolitis and intestinal diseases. Mursal tea has a beneficial effect on the genitourinary system. That herb contains 90% of all useful trace elements.

Despite its positive qualities, Mursal tea should not be overdone. The recommended amount of Mursal tea is equal to 1 ml per 6 kg of body weight. Adults and children from 7 to 14 years should not take more than 10 milliliters per day. The daily dose for children under 7 years of age should be determined by a doctor.

Due to the miraculous properties of Mursal tea, the travel agency “SlowTours.BG” included a visit to a tea farm and tea tasting in its gastro tour “On the way to saffron and Rhodope cuisine”,  as well as in the tour “Inspirations from the Rhodopes”. These tours present masterpieces of delicious Rhodopean cuisine as well.

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