Labdanum Essential Oil (Cistus ladanifer)


Labdanum may also be referred to as Rock Rose, Rose of Sharon, Cistus. It is typically processed in Spain using steam distilled as a method for extracting oil from the leafy hardwood twigs.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description: Spicy-sweet, somewhat dry, musky, slightly leathery
  • Common Name(s): Rock Rose, Rose of Sharon, Cistus
  • Botanical Family: Cistaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Cistus
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Consistency: Medium-thick liquid
  • Color: Pale amber
  • Countries of Production: Spain
  • Indigenous Country: Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Sicily, Algeria
  • Processing Methods: Steam Distilled
  • Part Typically Used: Leafy hardwood twigs
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Arthritis Autoimmune Diseases Chicken Pox Cuts Hemorrhage Measles Menstruation : Excess ( Menorrhagia ) Rheumatoid Arthritis Scarlet Fever Stretch Marks Ulcerative Colitis Whooping Cough Wrinkles

Properties of Labdanum:

Anti-infectious, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, powerful antihemorragic, healing, anti-arteritic, neurotonic, neurovegetative regulator, action on the parasympathetic nervous system.

Other Uses for Labdanum:

Labdanum cistus essential oil is mainly used in pharmacology in making products to treat wounds, cuts, contusions, fissures, pimples… mostly because of its astringent and healing action on the skin. It is also popular in skin care creams for mature skins with rosacea.

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Labdanum:

Possible interactions with anticoagulant medication.