Pink rock rose, Cistus (Cistus creticus) is one of the most famous Cretan herbs that provides two commercial products.
a)Its dried leaves that are used as an herbal tea or better as an herbal infusion and
b)The resin of its leaves which is called “ladano” and is used as incense but also as ingredient for the production of cosmetics and perfumes
Even if its cultivated and wild grown in many places around the mediterranean sea, Cretan cistus is really unique.
It has a very special mild aroma that comes from the light green leaves and the dry pink flowers.
Cistus tea is an herbal infusion with many healing properties, rich in antioxidants (polyphenols) with strong antiviral activity.
Its taste is natural, pleasant, goes well with herbal mixtures with various aromatic plants.
The extraction time should not be less than 5 minutes.
The herb of Cistus creticus is one of our company’s best sellers with many satisfied customers worldwide.
Crete’s micro-climate and unique nature provides to Cistus plant the perfect conditions for its special characteristics.