Cistus Creticus (incanus) or Rockrose is a rich source of beneficial bioactive compounds such as rutin, gallic acid, bioflavonoids, proanthocyandidins and polyphenols. It is a well-known as used herbal medicinal remedy that has remained popular through thousands of years.
It is used for treating gastro-intestinal problems owing to its ability to sooth the mucous lining and eliminating harmful pathogens without affecting negatively the “good bacetria” of the gut. It is also known to boost the immune system and supporting anti-oxidant processes of the body.
Cistus is known for its anti-viral, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Traditionally it has been used for treating skin problems, gastric problems, fever, rheumatoid arthritis, and even stomach ulcers. It is a good remedy for acne and skin abrasions.
Cistus is also used as an effective mouth-wash for mouth and throat hygiene. It has been known to help with urinary tract infections as well.
As a tonic, the Cistus incanus was found beneficial for the health of the heart and the gut. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent and hence, it cools and subsides pain of skin rashes and abrasions, burns, cuts and wounds.