Cistus / Rock Rose


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Cistus / Rock Rose (Cistus creticus)

Cistus is a native low, bushy shrub that grows wild in many parts of Greece, but mainly in Crete and Cyprus. This gift from nature has attracted a lot the scientific community’s interest and the reason is its astonishing properties that it has. Rock rose has been used extensively, for its medical properties, since ancient times. Cistus is one of the herbs that have very strong action and they can easily be compared with medical drugs action.

Nowadays, scientific researches ensure cistus’ beneficial properties. Rock rose has high anti-inflammatory and anti-diarrheal action and it can act as an antispasmodic and expectorant. Furthermore, this herb controls bleeding and has antibiotic effects. It protects the heart four times better than red wine and it is an antioxidant twenty times stronger than freshly pressed lemon juice. Just a cup of tea a day is proven to stimulate the immune system significantly. The most outstanding effect of Rock Rose is its wound healing abilities. It is used in any blend for healing skin issues, new or old scars, wounds, inflammation and infections. It is wonderful in blends for mature skin.

Rock rose is not used in cooking. However, this herb is consumed for its numerous beneficial properties. At last, cistus is used in perfumery, for its special aroma.

Health Benefits of Cistus / Rock Rose

Learn AboutRock RoseBenefits Health Benefits Rock rose is used to treat panic, stress, extreme fright or fear, and anxiety; and for promoting calmness and relaxation. Scientific studies have confirmed cistus’ ability to help eliminate toxins in the body. The plant’s anti-aging properties extend to its effect on the skin. The very polyphenols that support our [...]

Mythology – Cistus / Rock Rose

Learn AboutCistus / Rock RoseMythology The legend says that a council was formed on Mount Olympus where the gods determined which plants will be therapeutic. The gods have designated that rockrose will heal warriors wounded in battle. That annoyed the goddesses, because they were confident that the plant with the delicate pink blossoms would be [...]

Side Effects of Cistus / Rock Rose

Side EffectsCistus / Rock RoseSide Effects There is not enough information to know if rock rose is safe or what the possible side effects might be. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of rock rose during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. [...]

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