Cistus is a medicinal plant that has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. Despite its name, the cistus is not related to rose family. Its family is the cistus family, which includes about 20 species.
Cretan cistus contains flavonoids, polyphenols as well as essential oils. The plant is also characterized by a high content of diterpenes.
Due to its ingredients, Cretan cistus can have a strong antioxidant effect. Anti-inflammatory properties are also attributed to the plant. Therefore, it is often used gastrointestinal diseases.
In addition, Cretan cistus is used for skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis and acne.
In addition, the medicinal plant can be used inflammation of the mouth & throat. Lastly, it can be used for colds and flu-like infections.