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LABDANUM (CISTUS) ESSENTIAL OIL
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  • Labdanum (Cistus) Essential Oil Description
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    LABDANUM (CISTUS) ESSENTIAL OIL DESCRIPTION

    Cistus Ladanifer, also known as Rock Rose or Rose of Sharon, is a small, flowering resinous bush that grows in dry, rocky regions of the Mediterranean, especially the Greek islands. Common names include Gum Rockrose, Laudabum, Labdanum, Common Gum Cistus, and Brown-Eyed Rockrose. There are over 20 species of Cistus, some of them are not suitable for therapeutic use, and often times the species are substituted or intertwined. This is particularly true when a plant, such as this, is referred to by many common names. It is best to order essential oils by the common name and the genus species, so you know what you are purchasing. The leaves and branches are used to make essential oil.

    The shrub grows from about 3 feet to a little over 8 feet tall and wide. The leaves are evergreen, lanceolate, 3 to 10 cm long and 1 to 2 cm broad, dark green above and paler underneath. The shrub bears fragrant white blossoms and lance-shaped leaves that exude a viscous gum called Labdanum. This resin was so highly valued, it was an ingredient in a holy ointment mentioned in the Bible. The flowers are 5 to 8 cm diameter, with 5 papery white petals, usually with a red to maroon spot at the base, surrounding the yellow stamens and pistils. the whole plant is covered with the sticky exudate of fragrant resin, the source of Labdanum, used in herbal medicine and perfumery.

    Cistus Ladanifer is particularly well suited to the Continentalized Mediterranean climate, standing both long summer droughts and cold wether. It is an extremely aggressive plant which has taken over much of former farmland and grasslands in the mountain regions of central Spain and much of southern Portugal.

    LABDANUM ESSENTIAL OIL

    The plant's essential oil, also known as Labdanum and Cistus, is extracted from the resin and the branches by a process of steam distillation. The oil was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to help freshen the air. Today, Labdanum (Cistus) oil is most often used as a fixative for perfumes. It also lends a musky, balsamic fragrance to balance heavily floral scents.

    Medicinally, the oil promotes circulation, which may ease muscle and menstrual pain. Labdanum (Cistus) oil has numerous benefits for the skin, as well. Its antiseptic and astringent properties help heal wounds, strengthen connective tissue, speed skin regeneration, dry acned and oily skin and treat eczema and itchy rashes. On an emotional level, Labdanum (Cistus) oil boosts self-confidence and soothes restless anxiety.


    LABDANUM (CISTUS) ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE


  • Botanical Name: Cistus Ladaniferus / Cistus Ladanifer
  • Common Method Of Extraction: Steam Distilled
  • Parts Used: Crude gum or from the leaves and twigs of the plant directly.
  • Note Classification: Base
  • Aroma: Warm, sweet, dry-herbaceous musky scent.
  • Largest Producing Countries: Spain


  • TRADITIONAL USE: Used as a fixative and fragrance component in lotions, powders, soaps, detergents, colognes and perfumes, especially oriental perfumes and aftershaves. Employed in most major food categories, particularly meat products, as well as alcoholic and soft drinks.

    PROPERTIES: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, balsamic, emmenagogue, expectorant, and tonic.

    BENEFITS: Bronchitis, colds, coughs, insomnia, mature skin, nervousness, perfumery, rhinitis, and wrinkles.

    BLENDS WITH: Bergamot, Calamus, Clary Sage, Cypress, Lavender, Juniper, Maroc Rose, Chamomile, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Pine Needle, Sandalwood, Vetivera essential oils and oriental bases.

    OF INTEREST: One of the early aromatic substances of the ancient world. The gum was used formerly for catarrh, diarrhea, dysentery, and to promote menstruation; externally it was used in plasters.

    SAFETY DATA: Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.

    The above product information description was obtained from Mountain Rose Herbs regarding their products. For other manufacturers, merchants and vendors, consult individual product label description.




    LABDANUM USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    Cistus Ladanifer is a popular ornamental plant, grown for its strongly resin-scented foliage and conspicuous flowers. Its leaves yield a fragrant oleoresin known as Labdanum, used in perfumes, especially as a fixative.

    In ancient times, Labdanum was collected by combing the beards and thighs of goats and sheep that had grazed on the Cistus shrubs. A kind of wooden rake to which a double row of leathern thongs were fixed instead of teeth was used to sweep the shrubs and collect the resin which was later extracted. It was collected by the shepherds and sold to coastal traders. The resin was used as an ingredient for incense, and medicinally to treat colds, coughs, menstrual problems and rheumatism.

    Labdanum is produced today mainly for the perfume industry. The raw resin is usually extracted by boiling the leaves and twigs. An absolute is also obtained by solvent extraction. An essential oil is produced by steam distillation. The raw gum is a black or sometimes dark brown, fragrant mass containing up to 20-percent or more of water. It is plastic but not pourable, and becomes brittle with age. The absolute is dark amber-green and very thick at room temperature. The fragrance is more refined than the raw resin. The odor is very rich, complex and tenacious. Labdanum is much valued in perfumery because of its resemblance to ambergris, which has been banned from use in many countries because it originates from the sperm whale, which is an endangered species. Labdanum is the main ingredient used when making the scent of amber in perfumery. Labdanum's odor is variously described as amber, animalic, sweet, woody, ambergris, dry musk, or leathery. Labdanum oil is used as an alternative of Musk Pod. Musk Pod has been one of the most expensive animal products in the world.

    THERAPEUTIC EFFECT

    Labdanum (Cistus) oil is used for swollen lymph nodes, oily skin, acne, menstrual pain, abdominal cramps, cold feet, cellulite, spider veins, poorly healing wounds, eczema, bladder inflammations, restlessness and anxiety. Labdanum (Cistus) oil contains terpenes, phenol, eugenol and acetic and formic acids, all of which contribute to its antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, sedative and anti-inflammatory qualities. In addition, the oil stimulates the flow of blood, which helps reduce swelling.

    RITUAL & SPIRITUAL USE

    Cistus essential oil is spiritual oil and has been used for centuries for meditation. It opens the third eye and oxygenates the brain. It helps quiet the mind and may calm. It also stimulates the five senses: touch, feeling, hearing, sight and taste. It will assist those who need to be constant rescuers to the point where they exhaust and drain there own well-being. It promotes opening of the solar plexus chakra. Opens the third eye when placed on the forehead and used during meditation. The corresponding Chakra Color is gold-brown.





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    TENDERLY FRAGRANT

    For a relaxing fragrance to banish restlessness and self-doubt, try this blend.
    Combine all the oil in an aromatherapy lamp.

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    FOR OILY SKIN & ACNE

    Try this toner if you have oily or acned skin.
    Blend oils with Witch Hazel. Apply to your face every day to stabilize the oil production and moisture content of your skin.

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  • FOR MENSTRUAL PAIN

    Added to a warm bath, this mixture eases menstrual pain and helps relax the abdomen.
    Blend oils and add to bathwater. Soak for 20 minutes and then rest in bed.

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  • TO WARM YOUR FEET

    Labdanum (Cistus) oil helps promote blood circulation, which can warm cold feet and alleviate chills.
    Mix essential oils well into warm water. Submerge your feet for a relaxing foot soak.

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  • TO CONDITION YOUR SKIN

    To strengthen and condition your skin's connective tissue.
    Combine essential oils with carrier oil. Regular massages with the oil mixture can help to prevent the development of unsightly spider veins.

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  • AS A PERFUME FIXATIVE

    A great fixative for perfumes, Labdanum (Cistus) oil helps round off fragrances that are either too heavy or too floral. The oil blends well with citrus (Lemon, Lime, Orange, etc.), Rose, Mimosa oils for a subtle, earthy aroma.

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  • FOR HEALING INFECTED WOUNDS

    For poorly healing and infected wounds, Labdanum (Cistus) oil will help stop the growth of bacteria and speed the regeneration of the tissue.
    Mix oil with Witch Hazel. Dip a clean piece of gauze into the solution, apply it to the affected areas and secure it in place. Change the compress twice daily until the wound is completely healed.

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  • FOR BLADDER INFLAMMATION

    A Sitz Bath with Labdanum (Cistus) oil relieves bladder inflammation and supports the body's natural resistance to infection.
    Blend the essential oil with vinegar and add the mixture into a half-full bathtub. Bathe and soak for about 20 minutes. Then cover your body with a blanket and rest in bed for one hour.

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    FOR CELLULITE

    The cleansing action of Labdanum (Cistus) oil helps to stimulate the flow of lymph and blood. This is particularly effective for preventing the development of cellulite. Dry-brush your skin and then try this mixture.
    Mix and add this blend to the bathwater. While soaking, gently massage your skin under the water.

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  • LABDANUM DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Pure Labdanum (Cistus) oil has a rather unusual and clingy aroma. It has a soft, fruity smell with honey overtones. However, when it is diluted in lotion, alcohol, or other suitable base oils, it emits a subtle and flowery fragrance. Some people like the aroma, some do not. It is a calming and uplifting oil that stimulates the five senses. It is traditionally used for respiratory support and is one of many blended oils that have immune-power that support a healthy immune system.

    Also known as Rock Rose. It is, however, not the same Rock Rose flower (Helianthemum Nummularium) used as one of the Bach Flower Essences as a flower water or hydrosol supplement.




    LABDANUM SAFETY & INTERACTION INFORMATION

    Since Labdanum (Cistus) oil can promote menstruation, it should never be used during pregnancy. Also, as with all essential oils, do not use it internally. It is for external uses only. Accidental ingestion could lead to feelings of dizziness and nausea or even a toxic overdose. Always check the label to make sure you buy pure quality oil.



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    Rock Rose (Helianthemum Nummularium) is a flower essence helps you when you feel terror, such as after being in an accident or having a near escape, or from witnessing an accident. The fear gives you a sense of frozen fear and helplessness. It is a therapy against terror, suddenly alarmed, scared, panicky. This often occurs after being in an accident or narrowly avoiding or witnessing an accident, an acute threat-sickness, natural disaster, etc. It can cause people to feel frozen and helpless with fear. Rock Rose helps you to be present in mind and act calm in emergencies.

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