Mediterranean hairy rock rose, also called Cistus incanus, is an herbal tea that offers exceptional health benefits.
Hairy rock rose is a medicinal plant native to the Mediterranean region. It is also called Cistus incanus, a traditional plant that has been widely used, especially in Europe, for the broad range of health benefits it offers. Hairy rock rose tea made from the herbal extract Cistus incanus has traditionally been used to help treat respiratory diseases, manage viral infections, and support treatment for cardiovascular diseases.
Below, I’ll discuss Cistus incanus and describe the positive effects the tea can have on your mental and physical health.
Why Drink Tea Made from Hairy Rock Rose?
Scientific studies have affirmed that polyphenol and flavonoid compounds have gastroprotective properties. The polyphenol and flavonoid compounds in hairy rock rose has the potential to protect you from reserpine-induced and serotonin-induced mucosal congestion.
In addition, it is essential to note that consumption of Cistus incanus tea has little or no side effects. In fact, some professional medical practitioners are starting to incorporate tea made from the rock rose plant as part of their treatment plans in order to enhance their patients’ overall health and wellness.
Health Benefits of Cistus incanus Tea
The hairy rock rose (Cistus incanus) plant offers a wide range of health benefits. It contains antioxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties that enhance its medicinal value. It is an excellent all-natural herbal supplement effective for people who want to optimize their health and improve overall wellness.
Hairy rock rose tea shows promise as a highly effective antibacterial, anti-fungal, biofilm-breaking, and antiviral agent. It has the ability to support the immune system, promote heart health, and support treatment for several diseases. Due to its broad-spectrum activity, it is often used to support treatment for chronic infections and diseases.
- Providing Hydration and Increasing Metabolism
The extracellular matrix of the hairy rock rose plant is made up of water. Hence, drinking an average of two cups a day of the beverage significantly increases the water levels in the body. It helps keep the body hydrated and can help prevent frequent headaches, fatigue, and low blood pressure. In addition, Cistus incanus tea helps maintain the heart pulse rate by converting low-density lipoproteins to high-density lipoproteins. Optimal consumption of this beverage may also enhance healthy weight loss by improving cell metabolism.
According to a 2021 study published in Cardiology Journal, Cistus incanus decreases cardiovascular risk factors including oxidative stress and dyslipidemia, which supports the idea of using Cistus incanus tea on a daily basis as an effective dietary component for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD).
- Relieving Menstrual Pain and Aiding Digestion
Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, hairy rock rose (Cistus incanus) tea may help relieve menstrual cramps, as well as help control mood swings and anxiety during menstruation. Additionally, the tea may increase the production of bile by the liver. By enhancing the action of the liver, it may produce efficient bile that facilitates nutrient absorption and prevents constipation. In this way, the overall process of digestion has the potential to improve significantly.
- Providing Immune System Support
Preliminary studies indicate that the herbal extract can relieve cold and flu symptoms. Drinking the tea can help to ease flu-like symptoms, including indigestion and persistent coughing. For these reasons, Cistus incanus tea is one of the six powerhouse extracts in our proprietary ShieldsUp! Immune Support Kits.
It can be hard to identify a reputable, reliable source for hairy rock rose/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 ShieldsUp! Immune Support Kits. (The others include Phyllanthus niruri, Rosa Rugosa, Agarikon mushroom, Torilis japonica, and L-lysine.)