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Have you heard about Cistus incanus tea? Cistus incanus tea (also called Cistus tea and Rock Rose tea) has been the topic of many conversations over the past couple years because of its ability to make you repellent – at least to biting insects like mosquitos and ticks!

Cistus incanus Health Benefits

In traditional medicine, Cistus incanus tea been used as a cavity-preventing mouthwash. It has also been used as an anti-inflammatory, as well as used to heal wounds faster, prevent ulcers, and promote heart health. In laboratory studies, Cistus incanus shows anti-viral and bio-film dissolving activity. All that is great news, but during the spring, summer, and fall months what could be better that a pleasant cup of herbal tea that can help reduce the chance that you’ll be bitten by ravenous blood-suckers?

All-natural Cistus incanus tea can help you repel ticks and mosquitoes. Not being bit, of course, means less chance of exposure to tick-borne illnesses. But perhaps you need more reasons to check out the power of Cistus incanus tea?

Well, studies show that Cistus incanus tea has potent antifungal activity against the fungal microorganisms Candida albicansCandida kruseiCandida glabrata, and Aspergillus fumigatus. Studies also suggest that Cistus incanus expresses anti-viral activity by inhibiting the action of viral envelope proteins in a number of different types of viruses. This inhibiting of the outer surface proteins can limit the ability of a virus to attach to host cells. And that’s good news.

Optimize Your Health with Cistus incanus

Cistus incanus tea shows promise as a highly effective antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and biofilm-breaking agent that may support the immune system against numerous types of infections. Due to its broad-spectrum activity, Cistus could be a highly beneficial supplement to health protocols for anybody seeking to overcome chronic infection and illness.

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Ancient Greek and other traditional medicine systems suggest Cistus incanus may support:

  • Healthy immune function
  • Healthy liver function
  • Healthy heart function
  • Healthy skin
  • Healthy urinary function
  • Healthy inflammatory response

Serving Suggestion

Suggested use: Add 8oz (1 cup) of near-boiling filtered water to 1/8 oz (about 3.5 grams) of whole herb. Let the herb steep for 35 minutes. Drink two cups a day.

Additional Information

Traditional Uses >

Ancient stories tells us that the Olympic the gods determined which plants should assume a certain task of healing. Cistus had dual roles, one to heal the wounds of battle, another to aid in skin and beauty care. Today, Cistus is still used to help clear acne and support healthy hair. Ancient and current traditional uses for Cistus tea and Cistus extract also include the treatment inflammatory diseases and gastrointestinal issues. Cistus is thought to support lymphatic drainage and the elimination of heavy metals. In Mediterranean countries, Cistus tea is consumed as tonic to reduce the severity and shorten the duration of the flu.

Other Names >

Ciste Rouge, Cistus, Cystus, Hairy Rockrose, Ladannik, Rock Rose, Rockrose, Zistrose

Phytochemicals >

Gallic acid, Gallocatechin-(4α-8)-gallocatechin , Gallocatechin-(4α-6)-gallocatechin1, Gallocatechin, catechin-(4α-8)-gallocatechin,Gallocatechin-(4α-8)-catechin, Procyanidin B, Epigallocatechin Catechin, Epicatechin, Myricetin-O-rhamnoside-O-hexoside, Myricetin-3-O-galactoside, Myricetin-3-O-glucoside, Myricetin-O-xyloside, Rutin Myricitrin, Quercetin-3-O-galactoside, Quercetin-O-xyloside, Quercitrin, Myricetin-O-rhamnoside-O-hexoside, Quercetin-O-rhamnoside-O-hexoside, 6″-O-(4-hydroxycinnamoyl)-astragalin, 6″-O-(4-hydroxycinnamoyl)-astragalin, Methylgallate, Gentisinic acid-O-glucoside, Uralenneoside, Hexahydroxydiphenoyl-glucose, Hexahydroxydiphenoyl-glucose, Ellagis acid-7-O-xyloside6, Ellagic acid, Rosmarinic acid7

Possible Side Effects >

No known side effects if consumed in moderation.