Cistus (Cistus incanus / Cistus creticus) is a herb of very high medicinal value. A natural shield of protection for the human body. Also known as aladania, ludana, lantana, mosquito, hookworm, etc.
Cistus belongs to the group of plants with the highest levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, phytochemicals that have a beneficial effect on the human body. From antiquity until the end of the 18th century, it was considered one of the most important medicines, attributing to it therapeutic – antioxidant, strong analgesic, antispasmodic properties and it was also considered the medicine against insomnia and the treatment of respiratory tract infections and lithiasis. The strong medicinal reputation of the plant is verified by modern science recognizing it as a powerful antioxidant herb, antibacterial, antifungal, antifungal, antiviral, cytotoxic/anticancer, antispasmodic, antidiarrheal, against peptic ulcers, etc.
Cistus was a well-known herb from antiquity for its multiple medicinal properties and for its many other uses, from the embalming of the dead to the preparation of Holy Myrrh.
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