What Does Cistus Tea Do? A Lot. It’s Our Bestseller for a Reason.

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What does Cistus tea do? It provides immune support, Lyme disease support, and tick/mosquito repellant support.


Cistus incanus herbal tea and extract offer excellent health benefits that may provide support for several health conditions and also help you optimize your health. Here, I’ll review the health benefits of the tea and extract.

What Is Cistus Tea?

Cistus incanus tea is among the traditional teas that have been brewed for years in most Mediterranean countries. Beyond its great flavor, the tea is popular because of its medicinal values. In 1999, it was ranked as #1 in the European Plant of the Year category.

The tea is brewed from Cistus incanus herb, also called the rockrose plant. The tea is often brewed from dried leaves of flowers of the rockrose plant.

Health Benefits

Traditional Chinese Medicine recommends using Cistus incanus tea to support treatment of several conditions such as wounds, Lyme disease, bacterial infections, and cancer. Modern research and in vitro studies have supported these recommendations, as the herb exhibits anti-oxidative and antimicrobial properties. Below are some of the benefits of the tea.

  • Tick and Mosquito Repellant

Ticks and mosquitoes can be irritating, especially when you’re trying to enjoy time outdoors. The phenolic compounds in the tea produce a smell that irritates ticks, mosquitoes, and other insects, hence providing some protection from insect bites. Sipping a cup of Cistus incanus tea may help keep these unwanted guests away.

  • Support for Treatment of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is also referred to as Lyme borreliosis. The name derived from the infective bacteria Borrelia spp. Usually spread by ticks, the disease is characterized by erythema migrans and often appears after one week of infection.

Cistus incanus contains a range of bioactive polyphenolic compounds such as gallic acid, catechins, and rutin that may help to prevent and support treatment of Lyme disease. The phenolic compounds in the tea that irritate ticks, mosquitoes, and other insects hence also may inhibit the action of Borrelia spp.

  • Reduced Oxidative Stress

Cistus tea is rich in antioxidants that may help to reduce oxidative stress. Research studies reveal that the polyphenols and flavonoids found in the herb donate electrons that scavenge free radicals in the brain. Another study reveals that the herb exhibits oxidative properties against type 1 induced diabetes.

  • Reduced Cardiovascular Risks

Cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of death globally. If detected early, cardiovascular diseases may be able to be managed in order to improve quality of life. The tea may help to burn the bad fats (low-density lipoproteins) and protect the body from dyslipidemia [a high level of lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides, or both) or a low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level].

That’s Some Good Tea!

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