Professor Claus Peter Siegers of Lubeck University proves that the Rockrose (Cistus Creticus) contains an adequate combination of these antioxidants, detoxifies the body and eliminates toxic heavy metals deriving from the smoke of cigarettes, dental fillings and environmental pollution. In addition, Rockrose flower is a key ingredient in a homeopathic treatment, especially for stress.
The research results published by Greek scientists in 1997 described bactericidal properties of Rockrose essential oil; this was confirmed in 2010 by the research carried out by German scientists. The secret of these incredible versatile effects of the Rockrose herb is the particularly high level of vitamin P, as well as certain tannic acid compounds or what we call polyphenols. Rockrose contains the highest level of these active agents of any substance known to man. These substances have a stronger antioxidant effect than the well-known vitamins E and C. Rockrose tea is three times as healthy as green tea and elderberry juice. It protects the heart four times better than red wine and it is an antioxidant twenty times stronger than freshly pressed lemon juice. Just a cup of Rockrose tea a day is proven to stimulate the immune system significantly. The human body requires this type of antioxidant to combat toxic substances. Frank Petereit from Munster University said in his thesis that Rockrose helps in many fungal infections such as mycosis and candida albicans. Rockrose’ tea has a strong anti-aging action and prevents from bleeding, when applied to the skin.
Did you know, that the oleo-resin from this plant was the Biblical Balm of Gilead. Whatever the case, the resinous substance from the European rock rose has been used since antiquity as incense and for medicinal purposes, along with myrrh and frankincense.