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Cistus – Cistus ladaniferus
Aroma – Deep, dark, warm, sweet, dry, amber-like
Parts Used – Leaves and twigs
Extraction Method – The gum is obtained by boiling the leaves and twigs in water. The oil is then obtained from the gum by distillation.
Therapeutic Properties – Antimicrobal, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, sedative
Interesting Facts – Sometimes referred to as Rock Rose or labdanum. Rock Rose was imported into Ancient Egypt from Crete. The resin was extensively used in Egypt as a perfume and as an incense.