Rock Rose (Cistus incanus) Tea: Common Questions

We get lots of questions about Cistus incanus tea (Rock Rose tea). Here, we’ll provide some answers! Is Cistus incanus also called Rock Rose? Yes. Cistus is a genus of flowering plants in the rock rose family Cistaceae, which contains about 25 species and another 25 or so hybrid varieties. Cistus incanus is one of those hybrid varieties. What does Cistus incanus tea taste like? Cistus incanus tea makes a pleasant-tasting loose tea with a mild, floral flavor.  How do you brew Cistus incanus tea? Using…
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Sardinian Cistus incanus vs. Mediterranean Cistus incanus

Curious about Cistus incanus? We’ll answer common sourcing questions about Mediterranean Cistus incanus and Sardinian Cistus incanus. Does it matter where Cistus incanus is sourced? Yes. It’s important to source wild-flowering Cistus incanus (Rock Rose) plants that grow in their native Mediterranean soil and climate. Terroir – land, sun, and rain – matters. Plants growing in arid Mediterranean ecosystems endure multiple stressors and harsh conditions, such as drought, high sun exposure, and high temperatures. Mediterranean plants produce high levels of polyphenols to protect themselves against…
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Herbal Remedies: Capsules and Tinctures vs. Teas and Extracts

Herbal remedies in capsules or tinctures are sold at a premium and may not meet your needs. Capsules and Tinctures Capsules, tinctures, loose-cut whole herb teas, powdered herbs, and extracts – what’s the difference between these different herbal remedies? Let’s say you want to try Cistus incanus, so you buy a Cistus incanus tincture. How much Cistus should you take each day? The answer is complicated. The amount should depend on your weight, your medical history, and the problem you’re trying to address. In any…
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Cistus incanus Herbal Remedies

Cistus tea drinkers may suffer fewer mosquito and tick bites and help their bodies deal with retroviruses. The Cistus incanus plant isn’t all that well known in the United States, but this Mediterranean herb was the European Plant of the Year in 1999. Over the years, it has made headlines for its many health benefits. One benefit is that that regular Cistus tea drinkers may suffer fewer mosquito bites and tick bites. A bonus benefit: drinking the tea may also help the body deal with…
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Why Our Tea Store Is Different

Interview with Michael Van der Linden, founder and owner of Linden Botanicals, an online healthy tea store. He was interviewed by our friends at Colorado-based Woodsong Coffee. How did you become a Coloradan?  I was a transplant. I came here from Connecticut because my kids came out here first. They said it has been great, and now I’ve been here about six years.  Why did you start a tea store/tea company? My tea store, Linden Botanicals, was founded out of a passion for helping people optimize…
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Healthy Living Tips and Resources from Linden Botanicals

Our site includes hundreds of science-based resources. Our healthy living tips will help you optimize your health! Health Articles and Valuable Resources Linden Botanicals’ online tea store sells a selection of herbs curated with extreme care for their ability to optimize health. Let’s just say we’re passionate about our customers’ health and well being, and we believe that when it comes to health, education is key. (If you agree, we’re going to get along great.) Our blog includes lots of valuable resources on better sleep,…
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Want to Buy Chanca Piedra Online? Be Sure to Choose the Right Form Factor.

Ready to buy Chanca Piedra online? Weigh your options. Choose your amount and your form factor carefully. Every day we hear from people suffering from kidney stones, high stress, low energy, and any number of chronic illnesses, including Lyme disease. Many have started “hocus pocus” protocols that simply can’t support their health goals. Others have adopted health regimens that have the potential to actually help them. In these instances, however, we are often dismayed to hear how many people don’t know where their teas and…
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Stop Using DEET and Start Drinking Cistus Tea

Why risk using DEET when you can repel mosquitoes, ticks, and other pests with Cistus incanus tea? What Is DEET, and Is It Dangerous? Many people have reservations about using DEET. DEET is the common name for N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide. It has been used as an insect repellent since it was developed by the U.S. Army in 1946. DEET repels not by killing mosquitoes or other insects but by preventing them from landing on skin or clothing in the first place. No one is exactly sure how…
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Herbal Therapeutic Teas That Soothe Your Gut and Support Memory

Phyllanthus, Paeonia, Terminalia, Polygala, and Bacopa are herbal therapeutic teas that may improve gut health and memory. Herbal Therapeutic Teas for Gut Health and Brain Health I’ve discussed the surprising connection between the gut, memory, and learning., as well as the connection between gut health and ADHD. Here, I’ll focus on herbal therapeutic teas – teas and extracts that support the gut-brain axis. But before I discuss herbal therapeutic teas, I want to share a key observation. Our developing understanding of the gut-brain axis is…
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Best Energetics for Good Health

Learn about the best energetics and best teas made from energetics in order to optimize your health. What Are Energetics? Energetics is a term used to describe the different properties of plants and herbs, along with the action of those plants on a body system.  Adaptogens – Gain Balance and Resilience Adaptogens are some of the best energetics. These herbs bring the body back in balance by promoting and restoring physiological function and increasing resilience to the negative effects of stress and adversity. Adaptogen teas include Phyllanthus niruri (Chanca Piedra), Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi, Holy…
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