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Cistus creticus has the highest polyphenols concentration than any plant in Europe

Άνθη αλαδανιάς, Σίσες Ρέθυμνο. 2019 © Μάγδα Τερζίδου

Cistus or labdanum or incanus or villosus named Cistus creticus has most of the therapeutic, medicinal and cosmetic properties of all the species that belong to the family of Cistus and is found […] in large quantities mainly in Crete [from which it took also its name creticus] but also in other parts of Greece, […]

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Only in Crete Cistus creticus is still collected by the ancient traditional way!

Συλλογή λάβδανου, Κρήτη. Φωτογραφία από εφημερίδα ΠΑΤΡΙΣ.

Authentic Cistus creticus “la(b)dano” is a sticky black (sometimes brown) resin collected from the plant Cistus creticus of the Cistacese family using a special tool called lavdanistiri and strictly without the use of any chemicals. In the Neolithic period, Cistus was collected from the hair of the goats. The strong and special scent of lavender […]

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