Cistus Hydrosol is a superb one to have in your First Assist Package. Particularly if there are many incidences of cuts and scrapes and scars Its antiviral properties make it nice for laundry wounds out, and it stops bleeding in a short time.
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Plant Description: Cistus, also called labdanum and rock rose, is a small evergreen sticky shrub that grows as much as round 90 – 150 meters excessive in acid soils. Suited to a continental Mediterranean local weather and capable of stand up to lengthy summer time droughts and chilly climate. It has lance formed leaves which might be white and furry on the underside and aromatic white flowers which solely final a number of hours.
Historical past/Folklore: Cistus, or labdanum, is an fragrant that has been round for a very long time. The Egyptians imported it from Crete to make use of as a fragrance and an incense. It was identified to the Egyptians and the Greeks. In Historic Greece, shepherds allowed their sheep and goats wo wandered across the hills rubbing up towards the small, sticky, cistus shrubs. They might then harvest the gum by combing the fleece of their animals. It was lengthy thought of to be a sacred aroma, like frankincense, cedar, myrrh and benzoin. Apparently, it was additionally used within the holy anointing oil used on the king of Israel to present them dedication and can.
The Guide of Genesis accommodates 2 mentions of labdanum being carried to Egypt from Palestine. It was lengthy thought of to be a sacred aroma, like frankincense, cedar, myrrh and benzoin. Apparently, it was additionally used within the holy anointing oil used on the king of Israel to present them dedication and can.
In Europe, throughout the Center Ages it was used to deal with wounds and ulcers of the pores and skin. The gum was used for catarrh, diarrhea and dysentery.
A wonderful fixative and a perfume part in lots of merchandise, lotions, powders, soaps, detergents, colognes, and perfumes.
Aroma and Style: Suzanne Catty describes the perfume of cistus hydrosol as being uncommon. Paying homage to the important oil however missing its complexity and depth. Herbaceous, fairly dry and heat in each scent and taste.
Stability and Shelf Life: Very Steady. Usually, two years or extra.
pH: 2.9 – 3.1
Makes use of
Cistus hydrosol has antiviral, antiwrinkle, astringent, cicatrizant, immunostimulant and styptic properties.
Len and Shirley Worth reference Franchomme & Penoel by saying that this hydrosol might be useful for many who are ‘disconnected’ (out of contact with themselves), in addition to useful for many who have a dependence on sure medication like alcohol and cigarettes and assist them break the behavior.
Suzanne Catty says that Cistus helps all varieties of medicines and coverings. She says it’s a good postoperative selection for dashing inside therapeutic and stopping bleeding. Use it as a supporting remedy for bleeding ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s illness. Cistus hydrosol will cease bleeding virtually on contact and is sweet for cleansing wounds, as a compress for hematoma with bleeding, and for the remedy of latest scar tissue. Additionally, very efficient as a douche for endometriosis, particularly when mixed with Helichrysum hydrosol. Use day by day.
She additionally means that it could type the premise of a really efficient antiwrinkle protocol. Mist the face with it twice a day or use in compresses across the eye space. A wonderful addition as nicely to an Aftershave spray.
In Dr. Berkowsky’s Religious PhytoEssencing, Cistus has the theme of obstructive congestion affecting throat, liver and spleen and coronary heart. It additionally has a theme of coldness. This coldness will not be meanness however unhappiness. As an illustration, one may think about using Cistus for somebody who felt undesirable as a baby, or for somebody who misplaced a dad or mum as a baby.
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