Cistus (rock rose) essential oil

Scientific Name: Cistus ladaniferus

Family: Cistaceae

Origin: Spain


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Fragrant and unforgettable balsamic odor of musk and smoke

Key Qualities:

Antiviral, antibacterial and antiarthritic

Primary Constituents:

Terpenes, Acetophenone and other ketones

Traditional Aromatherapy use:

One of the early aromatic substances of the ancient world. The gum was used formerly for catarrh, diarrhoea, dysentery and to promote menstruation; externally it was used in plasters. The oil from the closely related plant frostwort (Helianthemum canadense) , also known as cistus, also has many medicinal qualities and is said to be useful for scrofulous skin conditions, ulcers and tumours, including cancer.

Skin care: mature skin and wrinkles

Respiratory system: inhalant for coughs and bronchitis

Immune system: colds

Research on Cistus (cistus ladaniferus) :

Antioxidant activity and chemical content of methanol and ethanol extracts from leaves of rockrose (Cistus ladaniferus).

Antihypertensive and endothelium-dependent vasodilator effects of aqueous extract of Cistus ladaniferus.

Relaxant effect of aqueous extract of Cistus ladaniferus on rodent intestinal contractions.

[Contribution to the study of the essence of Cistus ladaniferus].

Chemical composition and herbicidal activity of the essential oil from a Cistus ladanifer L. population from Spain.

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