Cistus ladaniferus



THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory, tonic, hemostatic

AFFINITY FOR: lymphatic system, nerves, skin, urinary tract, immune system, kidney meridian, solar plexus chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, mental


PART UTILIZED: leaves and stalk

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION:Cistus is particularly nice when diluted and applied on the chest.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Cistus has a beautiful aroma. The aroma is floral with a hint of honey, but it is not heady, cloying, or overwhelming. Cistus would make a unique and beautiful perfume, in my opinion. The aroma of cistus is something you will either just love or really dislike. Cistus is stimulating to the upper quadrant of the brain and to the senses, amplifying our sense of touch, hearing, and sight. Cistus is useful diffused during meditation or when pondering deeply.

EMOTIONAL – SPIRITUAL – MENTAL ASPECTS: The aftermath of traumatic events, quarrels, or painful losses can leave us feeling empty inside with nothing left to give and a diminished capacity to feel and show emotion. Emotionally warming, cistus can start the process of thaw throughout the wastelands of such frozen emotions.

PHYSICAL ASPECT: Cistus is used in skin care regimens, for the prevention and minimization of wrinkles, and in the treatment of skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. Because of its regenerative properties, cistus has also been used for many years in the treatment of wounds, abrasions, and boils.The phenols in cistus make it stimulating to the immune system and to the lungs. Cistus can be useful in the treatment of coughs and bronchitis. Cistus is an excellent oil for lymph drainage.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Cistus is one of the earliest aromatic substances. References are made to it is some ancient texts. The rose of Sharon referred to in the Bible is believed to be cistus.

CAUTIONS: Considered a safe, mild, and effective essential oil.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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