The aftermath of traumatic events, quarrels, or painful losses can leave us feeling empty inside with nothing to left to give and a diminished capacity to feel and show emotion. Emotionally warming, cistus can start the process of thaw throughout the wastelands of such frozen emotions.
Cistus is used in skin care regimens, for the prevention and minimization of wrinkles, and in the treatment of skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. Because of its regenerative properties, cistus has also been used for many years in the treatment of wounds, abrasions, and boils. The phenols in cistus make it stimulating to the immune system and to the lungs. Cistus can be useful in the treatment of coughs and bronchitis.
Cistus is one of the earliest aromatic substances. References are made to it is some ancient texts. The rose of Sharon referred to in the Bible is believed to be cistus.