What are the most powerful chronic illness support teas? Cistus incanus (Rockrose) and Phyllanthus niruri (Chanca Piedra).
Cistus and Phyllanthus: Powerful Chronic Illness Support Teas
Cistus incanus (Rockrose) tea offers significant immune support and scientifically proven relief of cold and flu symptoms. Phyllanthus niruri (Chanca Piedra) tea, powder, and extract is an antiviral, antimalarial and antibacterial that balances the immune system. Our high-quality Mediterranean Cistus comes from Crete, the ancestral home of Cistus. Our high-quality Phyllanthus niruri comes from the Amazon region of Peru (Phyllanthus from other geographic areas is often mislabeled as Phyllanthus niruri).
These two teas are beloved the world around. They are our two bestselling teas for a reason.
Phyllanthus niruri: The World’s Healthiest Tea
Phyllanthus niruri may be the healthiest tea in the world, and it’s among the most exceptional herbs for immune system health in the world. It’s also one of our favorite chronic illness support teas (our company founder, Michael Van der Linden, drank Phyllanthus tea to support his own fight with Lyme disease). Also known as Chanca Piedra and Stone Breaker, it has 100+ bioactive compounds. Best known for helping to eliminate kidney stones and gall stones, it’s also used to address a variety of chronic illnesses, including Lyme disease.
The important thing to remember here is that the same actions that help with chronic illness may help your body stave off the flu or a cold. Basically, Phyllanthus niruri blocks the RNA and DNA transferase, slowing or even stopping bacteria and viruses from multiplying and allowing a more balanced immune system to deal with the remaining invaders.
Phyllanthus niruri is a member of a rare and remarkable group of plants called adaptogens, which help the body adapt to physical, chemical, biological, emotional, and environmental stress. Phyllanthus can help the body deal with inflammation, hypertension, and oxidative stress. Adapting to stressors is essential for a balanced immune system and good health, which is why Phyllanthus is one of our favorite herbs for immune system health.
Phyllanthus Helps Balance Body Systems
A strong immune system is vital for good health. It’s your body’s only natural defense against viruses, bacteria, parasites, and diseases like cancer.
Phyllanthus niruri supports balanced immune system function, strengthening weak systems and calming overactive ones. As a result, it helps the body avoid damaging inflammation and auto-immune diseases. It supports a healthy microbiome, selectively inhibiting the reproduction of pathogenic bacteria without affecting gut-friendly flora.
Phyllanthus niruri has the potential to help many body systems. It has been traditionally used to support the renal system, help the immune and lymphatic systems combat viruses and bacteria, promote healthy digestion, and reduce stress on the pancreatic system, boost metabolism, and reduce hypertension.
In addition to supporting a balanced immune system response, Phyllanthus niruri has been reported to be effective against Hepatitis B and other viral infections, as well as to have an inhibitory effect on retroviruses, including human immunodeficiency virus.
Cistus Has Powerful Phytoconstituents
Cistus incanus is one of our favorite herbs for immune system health, and it’s one of our favorite chronic illness support teas. The main active phytoconstituents of Cistus incanus are flavonoid phenolic compounds, including gallic acid, rutin, and other flavonol glycosides based on quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin. The diverse profile of phenolic substances provides strong antioxidant and other health benefits.
Cistus incanus tea is rich in bioflavonoids and polyphenols. It has several polyphenols that destroy free radicals, inhibit the formation and development of inflammation in the body, improve energy, and have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. Through bioflavonoids, it works synergistically with vitamin C, enhancing its action. It also protects the mucous membrane of the stomach, supporting gastrointestinal health.
Cistus Antibacterial and Antiviral Activity
Cistus incanus may have an inhibitory effect on the multiplication of viruses, which can be used to battle colds and influenza. For many, it may ameliorate cold and flu symptoms in about two days after drinking the first cup.
Cistus incanus is among the most well-studied herbs for immune system health because it shows potent and broad antiviral activity against viruses that cause life-threatening diseases in humans. Cistus incanus tea is a promising source of agents that target virus particles.
In addition to its antiviral qualities, the tea has powerful antibacterial and biofilm-breaking qualities. Studies suggest that the tea targets outer surface proteins, preventing the primary attachment method in biofilms. This action can also reduce the virulence and reproductive ability of the pathogen.
Chronic Illness Support Teas
Phyllanthus niruri and Cistus incanus are two of the six powerhouse extracts in our ShieldsUp! Immune Support Kit. The kits also include Rosa rugosa (Rose Hips), Agarikon Mushroom, Torilis japonica, and L-Lysine.
By now you know that we love our Cistus and Phyllanthus. As a bonus, they’re pleasant tasting and easy to drink every day. We think you’ll love them too!