Decrease Cardiovascular Risk with Cistus incanus Tea

Decrease Cardiovascular Risk with Cistus incanus Tea from Crete - Linden Botanicals

A Cardiology Journal study suggests Cistus incanus may decrease cardiovascular risk factors, including oxidative stress and dyslipidemia. (The Cistus incanus we sell comes from the island of Crete in Greece. Photo taken on our last trip to Crete.)

Cistus May Decrease Cardiovascular Risk

A new study published in Cardiology Journal on July 6, 2021, suggests that Cistus incanus decreases cardiovascular risk factors including oxidative stress and dyslipidemia. The study’s authors conclude that these cardiovascular benefits support the idea of consuming Cistus incanus tea on a daily basis as an effective dietary component to help decrease cardiovascular risk and prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disorders.

Cistus incanus, a genus belonging to the family of Cistaceae, has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial agents. Cistus incanus is known for its high content and diverse profile of polyphenolic substances with strong antioxidant activity. This Cardiology Journal study supports the idea that Cistus incanus tea can also be a valuable source of polyphenols in the human diet.

Cistus incanus is a mild, pleasant-tasting, uncaffeinated loose tea that offers significant, scientifically proven immune support and relief of cold and flu symptoms. It may modulate the immune system and inhibit the multiplication of viruses, which may help to alleviate cold and influenza.

Cistus incanus has strong health-promoting properties that may help decrease cardiovascular risk. It has  antioxidant, immunomodulatory, bacteriostatic, and anti-fungal activities. Its polyphenols may help destroy free radicals, inhibit the formation and development of inflammation in the body, and have a preventive effect on cardiovascular diseases. Through bioflavonoids, it works synergistically with vitamin C, enhancing its action, and also protects the mucous membrane of the stomach to help prevent the formation of ulcers.

High-quality Mediterranean Cistus incanus is in wide demand and short supply. Linden Botanicals works closely with our trusted suppliers to make sure we keep plenty of high-quality Cistus in stock for sale at our online store.

Characteristics of Mediterranean Cistus incanus

Cistus incanus tea should be grown in its natural Mediterranean habitat and responsibly collected at the height of potency so it has the full spectrum of bioactives expected from high-quality Cistus and provide better availability of phytonutrients and higher potency, which may contribute to its ability to decrease cardiovascular risk.

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 these stressors.

Cistus incanus should also be naturally harvested from the buds, flowers, leaves, and stems to ensure the highest quality, most available polyphenol content. No chemicals – pesticides, heavy metals, fertilizers, or herbicides – should be used in its production.

Learn More About How Cistus incanus May Decrease Cardiovascular Risk and Support Immune Health

It can be hard to identify a reputable, reliable source for Cistus incanus herbal tea and extract. Our comprehensive Cistus incanus FAQ provides lots of information on its health benefits and therapeutic uses. The FAQ also covers its use as a mosquito and tick repellant, immune support properties, and skin health support benefits, as well as information on sourcing, terroir, and brewing techniques.

We sell Cistus incanus loose-leaf herbal tea and extract in our online store. We also sell Cistus incanus as one of six extracts in our proprietary ShieldsUp! Immune Support Kits.

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About Linden Botanicals: Linden Botanicals sell the world’s healthiest teas and extracts, including Cistus incanus. These teas and extracts may help decrease cardiovascular risk and provide support for immune health, stress relief, energy, memory, mood, kidney health, joint health, digestive health, inflammation, hormonal balance, and detox/cleanse.

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