Recommendations for Sustainable Collection
Part of the plant that is collected: Parts above ground, stem with leaves and flowers (Sideriti herba)
Harvesting period: The plant is collected in June and July, during its blooming period
Tools for harvesting: Knife or scissors
Method of collection: Only the stem with flowers is cut with a sharp blade. The leaves are not collected. It is cleaned off of dirt and earth. Plants that have bloomed more flowers than necessary do not need to be collected or plants that are infected by diseases. The plant should not be pulled from roots. Mountain tea should be collected in sunny weather.
Pulling the plants from its roots is prohibited. It is necessary to leave at least a third of the plant in order to ensure it is able to seed. Collection in the same spot is allowed after two years. Collection is not allowed in areas where samples are rare.