Have you heard about Cistus incanus? Cistus incanus tea (also called Cistus tea and Rock Rose tea) has been widely discussed in health circles in recent years due to its ability to make you repellent – at least to biting insects like mosquitos and ticks. Cistus incanus tea has been popular for decades in Europe. In fact, Cistus incanus was the 1999 European Plant of the Year, making headlines for its broad range of health benefits. The tea is an excellent pest repellent, and it makes a great topical skin cleanser to help ameliorate eczema and psoriasis. Now it’s making news once again for its ability to help the body deal with retro-viruses.
Cistus incanus tea is rich in bioflavonoids and polyphenols. Cistus tea ameliorates cold and flu symptoms in about 2 days after drinking the first cup. Studies have shown that Cistus has powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and biofilm-breaking qualities. These studies suggest that Cistus targets viral envelope proteins, preventing the primary attachment of the virus to host cells. This can reduce the virulence and reproductive ability of the pathogen.
Cistus incanus Health Benefits
In traditional medicine, Cistus incanus tea has been used as an anti-inflammatory and a cavity-preventing mouthwash. It has also been used to heal wounds faster, prevent ulcers, and promote heart health. In laboratory studies, Cistus incanus shows antiviral and biofilm dissolving activity.
All-natural Cistus incanus tea can help you repel ticks and mosquitoes. Not being bit means less chance of exposure to tick-borne illnesses. Studies also show that Cistus incanus tea has potent anti-fungal activity against the fungal microorganisms Candida albicans, Candida krusei, Candida glabrata, and Aspergillus fumigatus. Further studies suggest that Cistus inhibits 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, anti-fungal, 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. (Learn more by reading our Cistus FAQ.)
Ancient Greek and other traditional medicine systems suggest Cistus incanus tea may support:
Looseleaf Herbal Tea: Add 8 oz (1 cup) of near-boiling, filtered water to 1/8 oz (about 3.5 grams) of whole herb. Let the tea steep for 25 minutes. Drink 2-3 cups a day. Watch the video showing how to brew Cistus tea.
Herbal Extract: 1-2 grams per a day. Mix into the non-dairy drink of your choice. For example, add 1-2 grams to a large mug of tea, or dissolve 1 gram into 8oz of hot water. Drink twice a day.
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 incanus tea is still used to help clear acne and support healthy hair. Ancient and current traditional uses for Cistus incanus 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.
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Gallic acid, Gallocatechin-(4α-8)-gallocatechin , Gallocatechin-(4α-6)-gallocatechin1, Gallocatechin, catechin-(4α-8)-gallocatechin, Gallocatechin-(4α-8)-catechin, Procyanidin B, Epigallocatechin gallate, 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
No known side effects if consumed in moderation.