Cistus Incanus

THECistus incanus is a medicinal plant with a lilac and wrinkled flower, quite common in the Mediterranean region of Europe. THECistus incanus it is rich in polyphenols, substances that act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories in the body and its tea is a good home remedy for the prevention of infectious diseases, tumors and the gastrointestinal, urinary or respiratory tract.

THECistus incanusbelongs to the family of shrubsCistaceae, With about 28 different species of the genusCistus,like theCistus albidus, Cistus creticusorCistus laurifoliuswhich also have beneficial properties in the health of individuals.

This plant is easily found as a food supplement and can be purchased at health food stores and some street markets.

What is it for

THECistus incanusit serves to strengthen the immune system and assist in the treatment of skin problems such as mycoses, rheumatic pain, respiratory infections and cardiovascular, urinary or gastrointestinal diseases. It also has an effect in the treatment of infections and inflammations caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi, since it stimulates the immune system. Cistus tea can be useful for improving mouth and throat hygiene, preventing infections in these regions.


THECistus incanusit has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-tumor properties.

How to use

The used part ofCistus incanusthey are the leaves and are used for capsules, spray or tea, the most common form of being taken.

  • TeaCistus incanus: add a teaspoon full of the leavesCistus incanusdried in a cup of boiling water. Leave to stand for 8 to 10 minutes, strain and drink the tea immediately afterwards.

The capsules ofCistus incanuscontain high concentration of plant leaves rich in polyphenols and should be taken 1 capsule, twice a day. The spray Cistus incanusit is used to vaporize the throat and 3 vaporizations must be made, 3 times a day after brushing the teeth.

Side effects

THECistus incanushas no side effects.


THECistus incanusit has no contraindications, however its use by pregnant women must be taken care of and evaluated by a doctor.