Cistus creticus, commonly known as Rock Rose, is a perennial shrub, found on dry or rocky soils in Mediterranean area and particularly in Crete Island, Rhodes and South Greece.
It was known to the Greeks as early as the times of Herodotus and Theophrastus.
This plant and has been prized since ancient times as the source of the substance labdanum, also known as ladanum. This sticky resin, derived from the sap of Cistus incanus has been used for centuries as an ingredient in perfumes and incense, as well as to treat colds, coughs, menstrual problems, rheumatism, as well as for embalming and aphrodisiac purposes.
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