Sideritis is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family (Lamiaceae) that includes over 150 species commonly known as ironwort or mountain tea. These plants are native to the Mediterranean region and are known for their traditional use in herbal teas. Sideritis plants are valued for their potential health benefits, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The tea made from sideritis plants is often consumed for its pleasant taste and believed health benefits.