Cistus - Cistus landanifer

Also known as Rock Rose or Labdanum, is an excellent fixative in perfumery. Helpful in meditation and counseling - has calming, stress reducing and mood uplifting properties. Cistus is a good choice as an addition to a lymph drainage massage blend, and in a warm compress, is said to be an effective treatment for swollen lymph glands.    

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County of Origin Spain
Therapeutic Properties analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-septic, anti-tussive, anti-viral, astringent, calming, cicatrisant, cooling, emmenagogic, expectorant, mucolytic, nervine, sedative, tonic
Botanical Family Cistaceae
Chemical Family Monoterpenes
Approx. Shelf Life 4 years
Plant Parts Leaves
Note Classification Middle | Base
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Clary sage, Cypress, Juniperberry, Lavender, Olibanum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

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History: In ancient history, used as a fragrance oil.

Characteristics: Cistus Essential Oil is made from fragrant white flowers called rock rose. The plant creates a gum that is dissolved in solvent to create a musky, sweet thick substance. Cistus Oil creates balance and harmony. Considered a rare essential oil. True cistus oil is steam distilled from dried flowering plants. An inferior cistus oil can also be made from the steam distillation of the leaves and branches. Labdanum, used as a fixative in quality perfumes, is made from the gum produced when the plant is immersed in boiling water. 

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for mature skin, wrinkles, coughs, bronchitis and colds.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Bath, inhaler, massage, mist spray.

Safety: No formal testing, appears to be nontoxic. Nonirritating, non-sensitizing, avoid in pregnancy and with infants and children.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
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        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
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    Also known as Rock Rose or Labdanum, is an excellent fixative in perfumery. Helpful in meditation and counseling - has calming, stress reducing and mood uplifting properties. Cistus is a good choice as an addition to a lymph drainage massage blend, and in a warm compress, is said to be an effective treatment for swollen lymph glands.    

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