Recipe: Rockrose Tea for Winter

Recipe: Rockrose Tea for Winter

A friend just introduced me to Cistus Tea from the Hoary Rockrose plant.
This powerful healer tastes of shadowy earthy mystery.
It is delicious, substantial, caffeine-free.

How to Make Cistus Tea

Cistus Loose Tea

Steep two heaping teaspoonfuls of loose tea in a 6 cup teapot for 10′. Strain it off into a different pot, so the liquor (that’s what you call the steeped tea), which is a beautiful light amber color, is free of detritus. Straining at the 10′ mark also helps arrest the flavor at its richest point. I make a pot in the morning and sip it off and on all day. Being caffeine-free, it doesn’t disturb sleep.

Infusion time: 10′
Loose leaves:
 2 heaping teaspoonfuls for in a 6 cup teapot
Water Temperature: 180°F

Benefits

Cistus Tea (cistus incanus, native to Mediterranean soil and climate) is making its reputation in the area of Lyme disease as a natural tick repellent and a powerful aid to those with chronic Lyme disease. Cistus is also a very powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, detoxifier and immune system booster. Recent studies show it helps eliminate candida and H. pylori. It is also anti-viral and cardiovascular supportive.

Antiviral Qualities of Cistus Incanus
Cistus has strong antiviral properties. It prevents viral infection by targeting viral envelope proteins. Viral envelope proteins are proteins embedded in the capsule of a virus, which is the shell-like layer that encapsulates the viral DNA or RNA… For more

Biofilm-Breaking Qualities of Cistus
Cistus is an all-star at breaking down biofilm, especially in the mouth. Biofilm, a slimy layer of bacteria that can form on bodily surfaces, may be a major contributor to the development and persistence of chronic disease because it allows bacteria to evade antibiotics. Cistus is a powerful biofilm-breaker that can help destroy biofilm and restore a healthy microbial balance in the human body… For more