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C. salviifolius is traditionally used as a tea substitute, ointment, or as a cicatrizing or astringent agent. The antibacterial activity of C. salviifolius is not only related to its essential oils or terpenes (Gertsch, 2011; Güvenç et al., 2005; Morales-Soto et al., 2015) but also to its polyphenolic compounds.,C.,also%20to%20its%20polyphenolic%20compounds.

Geographical distribution

  • Africa, Northern Africa, Algeria
  • Africa, Northern Africa, Libya
  • Africa, Northern Africa, Morocco
  • Africa, Northern Africa, Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate, Western Asia, Turkey
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Albania
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Bulgaria
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Greece
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Italy
  • Europe, Southwestern Europe, France
  • Europe, Southwestern Europe, Portugal
  • Europe, Southwestern Europe, Spain

Cistus salviifolius L.

Genus: Cistus
Species: salviifolius L.
Common names: Sage leaf rock rose
Distribution summary: S.Europe
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Habitat: Woods, thickets, banks
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (C), Olive tree bed (O)
Flowering months: June
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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