Application areas of Cistus Incanus

Application areas of Cistus Incanus

Nov 20, 2018, 4:45:54 AM Life and Styles

Cistus incanus - a wonderful plant

First, a short overview of the Cistus Incanus plant

In this article, let's look at the Cistus Incanus plant.

The Cistus Incanus is a particularly beautiful representative of the so-called Cistroses - a plant family, which occurs mainly in the countries around the Mediterranean.

Its scientific name Cistus Incanus means gray-haired rockrose.

However, the family of rock roses has nothing in common with the well-known rose plants in our front gardens, but forms - consisting of about 20 species - the botanical family of Cistus plants (Cistaceae).

For thousands of years, various types of cistus have been valued in the folk medicine of the countries around the Mediterranean as very effective medicinal plants, depending on which part of the Mediterranean, in which the Cistus plants are mainly based, looking for clues.

For the folk medicine and in Central Europe the Cistus Incanus (also the so-called Graubehaarte rockrose) is surely the most well-known and most important of the Zistrosenarten, even if it represents actually only a hybrid between the Cistus Albidus and the Cistus Crispus.

Healing effects are also attributed to the "sisters" of Cistus Incanus, such as the Cistus Albidus (whitish rockrose), the small Cistus Creticus (Cretan rockrose), Cistus Lurifolia or Cistus Monspeliensis.

To formulate it didactically correct must be noted - a plant itself, of course, does not have healing effects, but an effect is always due to a particular ingredient of the plant.

Thus, when we refer to remedial effects in the following or in other articles on our site, the respective statements always refer to the respective plants or constituents of the cistus plant named in the corresponding paragraph or to the constituent of the plant from which the respective named substance is derived becomes.

Due to the botanical similarity, we also want to restrict ourselves to the description of the ingredients on the Cistus Incanus, but usually mean the entire plant family of Cistus.

So now to the ingredients of Cistus Incanus

When they set out to investigate and verify the alleged effects of Cistus Incanus, it was first of all necessary to find out what could be the basis for the medical effectiveness of Cistus Incanus, if it could be proven.

It was found that the Cistus Incanus is rich in tannins and essential oils, but especially particularly rich in polyphenols. Among the polyphenols contained in the Cistus plant, in particular, a rich number of so-called flavonoids are included. Flavonoids are so-called phytochemicals that are contained in almost all plants - often as flower dyes and the like.

The flavonoids have long been attributed strong antioxidant properties, why just a lot of flavonoid-containing plants have long been used medicinally.

When it was discovered that the proportion of flavonoids in the Cistus incanus is particularly high, it quickly became clear why in the traditional folk medicine of the same plant, such strong healing effects were also said.

As an example for the plant substances contained in the Cistus Incanus we only want to mention the best known. Some of these are partly already extensively researched by other healing-effective foods, and the modes of action are also well documented.

How to get on Cistus as a medicinal plant?

What will certainly be clear from this short list is why the Cistus Incanus is said to have a healing power against many types of complaints.

As in many similar cases, traditional folk medicine uses certain plants or other substances for or against anything. Not because our ancestors were able to prove their efficacy scientifically, but because they were able - by trial and error - to translate their observations into actions.
Modern science - in your search for cure for certain diseases and symptoms, then often uses the methods of traditional folk medicine to find new drugs.


In this context, the effects of certain traditional applications can often be "demonstrated" or at least explained.

Since today's economic interests are very much mixed up with medical effects, medical science pays great attention to the fact that medical statements that can be linked to certain dietary supplements must always be scientifically verified as well. Even if many dietary supplements follow the experiences of traditional folk medicine, one should not go so far as to be legally proven to postulate a proven effectiveness here.

Medical healing effects may - at least officially - have only products derived from pharmaceutical research. Dietary supplements must not be advertised with so-called therapeutic statements.
Accordingly, we want to put our articles above all known statements that are to be read everywhere in connection with the Cistus Incanus, put to the test and the corresponding statements - if possible - tap off to your veracity.

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Published by Joseph Nicholls

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