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Cistus Incanus

Cistus creticus (Cistus incanus)

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Cistus creticus (Cistus incanus) has been used for many years in folk and herbal remedies. It is prized for its health benefits and has powerful antioxidant properties. The evergreen shrub has green-grey leaves and stunning purple flowers, both of which can be blended into a healthy herbal tea.

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Ingredients: Cistus creticus (Cistus incanus) dried whole leaves and flowers

No caffeine

  • Cistus creticus (cistus incanus) or Aladanos in Greek has been used for thousands of years in remedies and cures. This herb has lots to add to your wellness routine.
    • Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory action
    • Strong antioxidant action
    • Strengthens the immune system
    • Relieves stomach and intestinal problems, while strengthening the immune system


    * Our ”Therapeutic Effects” come from bibliographic sources, traditional practices, and empirical use.


1.Place 1g of dried herb (a tablespoon) in a closing container *.

2.Add 200ml (a cup) of hot water, temperature 90οC *.

3.We wait for three to five minutes letting the herb take the hidden power out of it!

Time depends on how “strong” we want our drink, the more we leave it the stronger.

4.Remove the herb from the pan.

Our drink is ready to enjoy! If we prefer sweeter flavors, add a little honey.

* We want our water to be just before the boiling point in order not to lose the essential oils of our herb with the steam, while the utensil must be closed in order to capture properties and aromas in our hot cup.


Follow the steps as in the preparation of the hot with the only difference that we double the dose of the herb.

At the end we add our tea to a glass full of ice and enjoy it pure or with a little honey!

Connections with mythology

The use of Cistus creticus (Cistus incanus) in medicinal practices dates back to ancient Greek times. It features prominently in Greek mythology, in which it was supposedly given as a gift from the Gods on Mount Olympus to heal fallen warriors, wounded in action. However, as the story goes, the Greek Goddesses felt the delicate flowers were more suitable as a vessel for the transference of beauty. As such, the pink rockrose was imbibed with both properties – cosmetic and healing powers.

Pink rockrose goes by many names – lavdano, aladanos, kistos, and Balm of Gilead. But it is easily recognized by its delicate bright pink-purple flowers, which bear a distinct, crumpled look.

The plant grows in many climatic zones across Europe and has a long history of use in herbal remedies, particularly prized for its antibacterial properties, and its use in digestive remedies.

The plant itself is a bushy, evergreen shrub with silvery green leaves, which can thrive in even tough environments. It is very tolerant of wind, drought, and salt spray, meaning it is often found along the coastline.

Pink rockrose – or to use its Latin name, Cistus incanus – is a very rich source of polyphenols. These powerful natural compounds will boost your body with their antioxidant powers, which can help to support your immune system. Polyphenols also exhibit amazing antibiotic properties, meaning that they have long been used in traditional herbal remedies.

Εmphasis on quality

Our family is very pleased to offer you our Cistus incanus tea one of the best-known and most important medicinal aromatic herbs that we harvest in the mountains of Crete. An admirable herbal tea full of antioxidant -and not only- attributes.


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