Cistus Tea Benefits: That’s Some Good Tea!

Curious about Cistus tea benefits? I’ll answer common questions about Cistus incanus tea. (Find more answers here.) What is Cistus incanus? Cistus Incanus is an evergreen dwarf shrub herb in the family Cistaceae. It’s native to the arid Mediterranean region. The flowers have five petals, which are are pink to purple and bloom for only one day. What phytoconstituents are in Cistus? The main active phytoconstituents of Cistus are flavonoid phenolic compounds, including gallic acid, rutin, and other flavonol glycosides based on quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin. The diverse profile of phenolic…
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Holy Basil Benefits: A Tonic for the Body, Mind, and Spirit

Holy Basil benefits include emotional wellness; stress relief; healthy immune response; and respiratory, heart and brain health. We’re currently in the midst of a global pandemic, which has people rightfully concerned about their health. Modern life is fraught with stress. To complicate matters, many people are dealing with obesity, diabetes, dementia, and depression, some of which may be related to lifestyle-related chronic diseases. As the world’s oldest medical system, Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to health and disease that focuses on preserving and promoting good…
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Blueberry Extract: Why It Makes a Great Brain Health Supplement

Blueberry extract is made from Vaccinium uliginosum, often called the Brain Berry. It’s a wonderful, healthy extract. Blueberry extract is made from Vaccinium uliginosum, an extraordinary plant valued for its healing and rejuvenating powers. Vaccinium is also called Bog Blueberry, Bog Bilberry, and Alpine Blueberry. It’s one of the richest natural sources of anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid that gives Vaccinium its color and high antioxidant content. It is traditionally used to combat chronic and infectious diseases in aging populations. Why We Love Blueberry Extract Blueberry…
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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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COVID-19 Stress Relief: Tulsi Tea

Seeking COVID-19 stress relief? You’re not alone. Drinking Tulsi extract (Ocimum sanctum, Holy Basil) smoothies may help. Like many people, I’m having trouble sleeping. I have a lot on my mind, what with the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on the health and wellbeing of the world’s population and the associated hardships millions are facing. You may be thinking about these things too. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum, Holy Basil) extracted concentrate helps me get through the stress of the day. Known as the Queen of Herbs, Tulsi…
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Balanced Immune System Support with Phyllanthus niruri

Phyllanthus niruri provides phytochemical support for a balanced immune system. It’s possibly the world’s most beneficial plant. Science Matters These are strange times. Right now, everyone is touting miracle products that will boost your immune system or even make you immune to catching COVID-19 in the first place. We’ve found a lot of these sales pitches disheartening at best and downright unscrupulous at worst. Don’t believe the hype. Seek out the science. Differentiate facts from fiction, and at the very least make sure the teas…
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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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Cistus Tea: Health Benefits of Cistus Incanus (Rock Rose)

Cistus tea is known for helping the body deal with retro-viruses and ward off mosquitoes and ticks. Cistus Tea: An Old Friend Is in the News Again Have you heard about Cistus tea? Cistus incanus was the European Plant of the Year in 1999. It made headlines for its many health benefits. In 2010, Cistus tea made news again, this time for reducing the likelihood that regular drinkers would be bitten by mosquitoes and ticks. Cistus is making waves in the healthy tea circles once…
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Cistus Therapeutic Uses – Cistus incanus, Rock Rose

Cistus therapeutic uses include immune support and equally powerful support in repelling mosquitos, ticks, and other insects. If you’ve been following our posts, Facebook page, and Instagram page, you know we’re passionate about helping you optimize your health. We hope the information we’re providing is enabling you to build a base of knowledge and make informed health decisions. If you follow us, you also know we rigorously curate our collection. From our inception, we’ve focused on selling the 9 best teas and extracts to help you…
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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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