On the Greek islands, the cistrose is drunk as tea.
It is traditionally prepared from the leaves of the cistrose.
The roses of the cisti incani herba contain a three times higher content of antioxidative polyphenols as green tea.
They also contain Cineol.
The roses of the cisti incani herba are growing on rocky slopes and would be mostly found in the Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast.
In the Mediterranean, cistus has been used for thousands of years in folk medicine as a remedy, due to the resin in its leaves. This is the reason why the natives on the Greek islands still stick to this tea which has there an old tradition.
The roses of the cisti incani herba contain a three times higher content of antioxidative polyphenols as green tea. They also contain Cineol.
How to use
As tea infusion (2 tablespoons per liter of boiling water, infuse for 10 minutes, 3 x daily a cup hot or cold)
Applicable as a tincture, too.
small cut Cisti incani herba
Origin: Greece. Controlled quality.
The use is not intended for the elimination or alleviation of illness, suffering or pathological condition. The information given here comes from natural medicine, based on the tradition of folk medicine and many years of experience. Under no circumstances should this information replace a consultation with a doctor. If you have any questions, please contact your doctor or alternative practitioner.