Characteristics of Cistus ladanifer L.
Scientific noun: Cistus ladanifer L.
Family: Rockrose family – cistaceae.
Habitat: In dry woods, bushes and arid lands in the Mediterranean zone.
- Essence, exuded by the plant during hot seasons, thorough the hairs of young stems and leaves. It is essentially made by: labdandiol (C17H30O), borneol, cineole, geraniol esters, sesquiterpenes and tannins
Stems and young leaves
Uses of Crimson Spot Rockrose
- Medicinal: Local analgesic for the treatment of rheumatic and intestinal pains, ulcers, stomach acidity, nervousness. (Because of its toxicity, it should not be used to attain these goals.)
- Industrial: Perfume industry cultivates this plant, mainly in the North of Spain and Portugal, to extract the labdanum, a gome- resin, which after being refined, is used to fix and aromatize.
Convulsions, jaundice, hepatic and biliary disorders.
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25 November, 2020