7.30.2009

Cistus Incanus : The power of the Rock Rose

Cistus Incanus is one of Europe richest polyphenol plants.
The herb has the age-old reputation for supporting the immune system.

Cistus Incanus Tea Only the high concentration of polyphenols from the richly
abundant leafs in small pieces are used, no wood or blendi
ng.

1. A food supplement with no side effects
2. High concentration of polyphenols

3. The highest quality nutritional supplement
4. Support your immune system with this powerfu
l antioxidant
5. Helps cleanse your body from toxin overload and enhance your body’s natural resistance to colds and flu

6. Richly abundant leaf, no wood or blending / pure plant content
7. Free from gene manipulated contents
8. Nominated as Europe’s PLANT OF THE YEAR OF THE YEAR 1999
9. Renowned by many Media Reports



What is Cistus Incanus?
The use of the Cistus Incanus has a long history and can be traced back to the 4th century BC. In the Middle East, northern Africa and the European Mediterranean region the Cistus Incanus was enjoyed as a
wellness tea for breakfast and indeed right throughout the day as a drink for relaxing after a strenuous day. When guests arrived, it was common to offer a freshly boiled pot of the Cistus tea. The knowledge of the benefits of this tea were passed on late into the middle Ages.

Why is it called the Pink Rock Rose?

It is so because it is a small pink rockrose, a small aromatic bush. Their flowers resemble single, old-fashioned roses (although they are unrelated) and because they prefer to grow in rocky, well-drained soil.
They are evergreen strongly woody shrubs, varying in height from two to over eight feet and from three to more than six feet across. Some sprawl on the ground, while others are open, erect and rangy. These are not plants for formal, highly structured gardens. Even with moderate pruning, Rock Roses have a wild, undomesticated look in the landscape. They bloom most heavily in the spring, with some species beginning as early as March. Each flower lasts only a few hours but many kinds bloom so profusely that the entire plant is covered with hundreds of new blossoms each day. Colors range from white and many shades of pink and lavender-pink in Cistus to white and yellow in Halimium. Flowers of some rockroses also have a showy red to maroon spot or blotch at the base of each petal, offering stunning contrasts to the numerous bright yellow stamens at the center.



What are Polyphenols?
Certain plant compounds containing groups of ‘phenols’ and which also contain certain antioxidant characteristics. They are very powerful antioxidants, present in several different botanicals. Polyphenols are now known to be the called the ‘Vitamins of the 21st Century’. Some of the
m are referred to ‘OPC’s’, ‘Proanthenols’, and Proanthocynanidis’. Super-antioxidants, also known as proanthocyanidins, pycnogenols, or OPCs, fit into this category. Research indicates that a class of polyphenols has antioxidant characteristics with potential health benefits. Like vitamins, they play a central part in our health.

Where else do you find Polyphenols?
Polyphenols can be found in fruit, vegetables, red wine, green tea but the highest concentration of Polyphenols is only found in
the CISTUS INCANUS.

Antioxidants are thought to be vital for maintaining good health, but why?
Antioxidants deactivate the free radicals in o
ur system by attaching themselves to these cells
before they can do any harm. A diet high in anti-oxidants may reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease and certain cancers.

What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants is a word frequently used in the media but does anyone really know what it is? Here is a simple, illustrated definit
ion that while based on science is not in the usual scientific terminology that few of us understand. Antioxidants are a classification of several organic substances, period. Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from being damaged by oxidation, which is a chemical reaction.
Antioxidants can help the body protect itself against free radicals. They are found in certain foods. These include Vitamins A, C and E.
When your car's metal oxidizes (or rusts), it's r
eacting with oxygen in the air. Unfortunately, your body's molecules are vulnerable to oxidation too. This causes you to produce free radicals that contribute to signs of aging and numerous health issues. Well, there's a way to help reduce your "rusting" process.

What are free radicals?
Free radicals are unstable, destructive molecules that lack electrons. They form naturally from normal metabolic processes such as breathing, but their production can rise beyond optimal levels due to:

• Obesity
• Poor diet
• Overly strenuous exercise
• Stress
• Smoking
• And many other factors


What the Immune System Does?

The immune system is the body’s defence against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade our systems and cause disease.

CISTUS INCANUS / POLYPHENOLS

The Cistus Incanus has the age-old reputation for supporting the immune system. Giving our immune system an enormous boost as a food supplement. They support the body-own defense and immune system.


Cistus incanus from northern Crete they is unique that produces the laudanum with traditional way and is the most strong.

7.29.2009

L’eau Par Kenzo Eau Indigo

L'Eau par Kenzo EAU INDIGO pour femme by Kenzo.
Created: 2009 For: Women type: Oriental - Floral .


Top notes :
Bergamot, Mandarin.


Heart note:
Sambac Jasmine, Ylang, Orange Blossom.

Base note :
Amber, Tonka bean.



L'Eau par Kenzo EAU INDIGO pour homme by Kenzo
Created: 2009 For: Men type: Woody - Spicy .



Top notes :
Lemo, Ginger, Elemi.


Heart note :
Coriander, Vetiver, Cedar.

Base note :
Amber, Labdabum, Tonka Bean.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Cistus Incanus


Cistus essential Oil is widely used used as a fixative for perfumes and as a agent in various floral scents. Cistus Oil is extracted from the Rock Rose plant (Steam distillation at draining leaves) whose botanical name is cistus Incanus (Creticus). The plant bears fragrant pink flowers and the leaves of the plant exude a viscous gum called labdanum. Today the northern Crete is the unique point in the world where is collected the laudanum with the use of tool. The Romans used it in ancient times to freshen up the air.



Uses of Cistus Oil:
Cistus Oil can be effectively used in :


  • Skin Ulcers


  • Bronchitis


  • Coughs, colds and flu


  • Skin rejuvenation
















Precautions when using Cistus Oil:

Some people can be sensitive and allergic to some skin types. Pregnant women should use cistus oil after consultation with the doctor.

7.28.2009

A polyphenol rich plant extract, CYSTUS052, exerts anti influenza virus activity in cell culture without toxic side effects or the tendency to induce



Infections with influenza A viruses still pose a major threat to humans and several animal species. The occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of the H5N1 subtype capable to infect and kill humans highlights the urgent need for new and efficient countermeasures against this viral disease. Here we demonstrate that a polyphenol rich extract (CYSTUS052) from the Mediterranean plant Cistus incanus exerts a potent anti-influenza virus activity in A549 or MDCK cell cultures infected with prototype avian and human influenza strains of different subtypes. CYSTUS052 treatment resulted in a reduction of progeny virus titers of up to two logs. At the effective dose of 50 microg/ml the extract did not exhibit apparent harming effects on cell viability, metabolism or proliferation, which is consistent with the fact that these plant extracts are already used in traditional medicine in southern Europe for centuries without any reported complications. Viruses did not develop resistance to CYSTUS052 when compared to amantadine that resulted in the generation of resistant variants after only a few passages. On a molecular basis the protective effect of CYSTUS052 appears to be mainly due to binding of the polymeric polyphenol components of the extract to the virus surface, thereby inhibiting binding of the hemagglutinin to cellular receptors. Thus, a local application of CYSTUS052 at the viral entry routes may be a promising approach that may help to protect from influenza virus infections.

Ehrhardt C, Hrincius ER, Korte V, Mazur I, Droebner K, Poetter A, Dreschers S, Schmolke M, Planz O, and Ludwig S

7.27.2009

Effect of CYSTUS052 and green tea on subjective symptoms in patients with infection of the upper respiratory tract











Ulrich Kalus *, Holger Kiesewetter, Hartmut Radtke
Institute of Transfusion Medicine, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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Examples of medicinal herbs that have been perpetuated along several generations based simply on a folk tradition are Cistus and green tea. The principal active constituents of the genus Cistus and green tea are polyphenolic compounds. Polyphenols exhibit a wide range of antibacterial, antifungal and antiinflammatory effects.

The present work aimed to investigate the clinical effect of a Cistus extract (CYSTUS052) in comparison with green tea on 300 patients with infections of the upper respiratory tract. Due to the lack of clinical study data on their efficacy in patients, this is a report of the findings of our study on the clinical efficacy of CYSTUS052 in patients with the upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). This study observed a total of 300 patients (277 completers) treated with CYSTUS052 given in lozenges compared with treatment with an extract of green tea. The patients scored the subjective severity of target symptoms using a predefined scale.


The score of subjective symptoms decreased over the course of treatment with CYSTUS052, whereas treatment with green tea resulted in a less significant decrease of symptoms. CYSTUS052 therefore proved to be an effective adjuvant for the treatment of respiratory infections.

7.26.2009

Cystus052 a new compound against seasonal and pandemic influenza virus



Karoline Droebner 1), Holger Kiesewetter 2), Stephan Ludwig 3) and Oliver Planz 1)

1) Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Institute of Immunology, Paul-Ehrlich Str. 28, 72076 Tübingen, Germany 2) Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institut für Transfusionsmedizin Campus Charité Mitte, Luisenstr. 65, 10117 Berlin, Germany 3) Westfaelische-Wilhelms-Universitaet Münster, Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Entzündung, Institute of Molecular Virology (IMV),Von Esmarch-Str. 56, 48159 Muenster, Germany




Influenza still represents a major threat to human health. The appearance of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of the H5N1 subtype being able to infect humans reveals the urgent need for new and efficient countermeasures against this disease. Several antiviral compounds have been developed against influenza virus; their long-term efficacy is often limited, because of their toxicity or the emergence of drug-resistant virus mutants. Moreover, neuraminidase inhibitors the most common anti-influenza agents are less effective against new H5N1 isolates. In this regard, we were able to show that a polyphenol rich plant extract from a special variety of Cistus incanus named Cystus052 exhibits antiviral activity against influenza viruses in vitro, in a mouse model and a randomized, placebo controlled clinical study. The recovery from clinical symptoms was 2.5 days faster in the Cystus052 group compared to patients taken the placebo. The protective effect of Cystus052 appears to be mainly due to binding of the polymeric polyphenol components of the extract to the virus surface, thereby inhibiting binding of the hemagglutinin to cellular receptors. The antiviral potential of Cystus052 against seven H5N1 viruses by IC50, EC50, Km, Vmax and Ki values indicated that Cystus052 was much more potent than oseltamivir. In addition, using an in vitro infectivity inhibition assay we found that a single treatment of Cystus052 was up to 100-fold more effective against these H5N1 viruses compared to oseltamivir (Tamiflu), during the first 24 hours after infection. We conclude that Cystus052 given prior to infection might be an effective antiviral with prophylactic potential against influenza viruses including A/H5N1.



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7.25.2009

Swine Flu Pandemic Wake-up Call

We are blessed. Our generation of Americans has never known the horrendous effects of widespread disease, famine or what life would be like living in a war zone. We’ve not known what life would be like if store shelves were to suddenly go bare and were not able to be replenished.

We take our lifestyle for granted, and because we do, we’re sorely unprepared for any disruption to that lifestyle. We think we are immune to war, pestilence and poverty. We are not. I believe our generation (This means you) will one day experience widespread disruption of many of the things we take for granted. This disruption will likely come from war, a dollar collapse, or from a killer flu pandemic. Whichever it is, our lives will forever be changed as a result.



The current H1N1 swine influenza virus outbreak may not be the lethal virus people feared it to be. However, the speed at which it is spreading world-wide should tell you how vulnerable everyone is to these viruses. What if things were different? What if this virus was as lethal as the virus of 1918?

The worst killer flu pandemic of the 20th century occurred in 1918.

America was at war with Germany when the influenza pandemic hit. To give you an idea of just how deadly that virus strain was, more American and German soldiers died from it during WWI than those soldiers who died from fighting. On one troop ship crossing of the Atlantic, 4,000 of the 10,000 troops aboard died from the flu contracted aboard ship before reaching Europe.

An estimated 675,000 Americans died of influenza during that killer pandemic. That’s ten times as many soldiers who died from fighting in the war. To put that number into perspective, the effect of that killer influenza pandemic was so severe it dropped the average life span in the US by 10 years. Back then; no one knew what caused the flu. Doctors were helpless.

The death rate for 15 to 34 year-olds of influenza and pneumonia were 20 times higher in 1918 than in previous years. People were struck with illness on the street and died rapid deaths. They would suddenly fall ill and be dead by the following morning. Most people died struggling to clear their airways of a blood-tinged froth that sometimes gushed from their nose and mouth. In other words, they drowned in their own fluids while trying to breathe.

The situation grew so rapidly, there quickly became a nationwide shortage of coffins, morticians and gravediggers. Funeral were limited to 15 minutes. In some cities, mass graves had to be dug by steam shovel and bodies were buried together without coffins. Enitre cities were quarantined. Mind you, this all happened in the US.

Nationwide, 563,000 people died in the U.S. No one knows with certainty what the global death count was, but estimates range from 30 to as high as 80 million souls.


Impact:

Now here’s what no one is telling you. These flu outbreaks are routine. About every 38 to 40 years flu viruses mutate into mass killers, some are more severe than others. I do not believe this current swine pandemic will kill many people. but it could easily mutate within a few years to become the next mass flu killer. If not this one then another one. It is only a matter of time.

When the next mass killer flu pandemic hits, mass quarantines will create chaos and panic. Think what happens when people who work for a living can no longer work, when no one is allowed to move about. There will be food shortages, gasoline rationing, power outages and looting on a scale ever before seen.

Government offices will be forced to close. Hospitals will be overrun with victims. Entire cities and small towns will be quarantined. People will lose the ability to go to work. They will lose their income. Economic breakdown will be massive.



Here is a quote from Gratton Woodson, MD. Dr. Woodson is the author of a white paper called “Preparing For The Coming Influenza Pandemic.”

"Only 17% of the world’s inhabitants lived in urban environments in 1918 and at the time there were only 15 cities with more than one million inhabitants. Today slightly less than half of humanity lives in urban settings that occupy only 3% of the earth’s surface area and there are over 400 cities with a population of over one million.

High population density is a well-known and understood factor favoring epidemics, including influenza. The world has never faced a major pandemic with its population so large or so geographically concentrated. This factor alone makes predicting the magnitude of the impact of a major pandemic difficult. The difficulty is not in predicting whether these population factors will worsen or lessen the severity of the pandemic. There is no question that it will worsen it, but by how much, we don’t know.

Cities are dependent on outside sources for critical supplies including food, power, and water. The provision of these essential goods and services requires the highly coordinated efforts of a large number of people. During a major pandemic, these activities are likely to be interrupted by widespread illness and death. The interdependent nature of modern society increases the risk that a systematic failure could occur due to a domino effect precipitated by the failures of one or two key institutions or resources. In other words, a failure of one critical system leads to the failure of another and so on until the entire system collapses.

Taken together, these factors are likely to result in the temporary disruption in the basic supplies and services we all now take for granted. The resulting chaos would likely be accompanied by a period of temporary anarchy, especially within large urban centers."

The question is what you can do to prepare:

Food Security:

Food supplies are likely to become limited in the event of a major pandemic. Storing a supply of canned meat and fish, dried beans, and rice is a prudent consideration. Consider basics like salt, sugar, and cooking oil. If food shipments are interrupted to the urban centers, it won’t be very long before food is gone from the grocery shelves.

You’ll want to have at least a six month supply of food and water on hand. Rotate the food and water, so you always have a fresh supply.

You should consider flashlights, battery operated radios and kerosene lanterns. If you have someone in your home who requires medication, try to build up a supply of medication.

Prevention:

When an influenza outbreak occurs, avoid going to public areas. But if you do go out wear a face mask soaked in therapeutic grade essential oils known to kill viruses. My personal preference is an oil blend called Thieves produced by Young Living Essntial Oils.

Diffuse essential oils in your home that are known to be antiviral. These include:

  • Cistus,
  • Clove,
  • Eucalyptus,
  • Melaleuca
  • Alternifolia,
  • Mountain Savory,
  • Myrrh,
  • Ravensara,
  • Rosewood and several others.

Should anyone in your family become infected and fall ill, Young Living Essential oil blends (Raven and or RC) are documented to support the lungs.

End Note:

The swine flu virus strain of 1918 died out when there were no more hosts (people) able to support it. These were people whose immune system was impaired. The next killer flu will die out in the same way. It will spread world wide looking for hosts to procreate. When there are no more hosts able to support it, it will go dormant.

We are living on borrowed time as far as the next killer flu outbreak is concerned. We are overdue for one. While this current swine flu pandemic may not be the big one we all fear, the speed at which it is spreading should put the fear of God into you. It should tell you to take action to prepare.

Prepare for the worst and pray for the best.

Jim Lynn Survive Economic Collapse

Northern Crete.


Cistus incanus from northern Crete they is unique that produces the laudanum with traditional way and is the most possible.

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Today is heatwave . 43 K - 109,4 F.

Today is the heat day of summer 43 K (109.4 F) for Greece.



Labdanum men and women gather the laudanum under boiling hot helium of summertime.

It is a very difficult work.

7.24.2009

Summer Perfume











7.23.2009

CYSTUS052, a polyphenol-rich plant extract, exerts anti-influenza virus activity in mice






















Karoline Droebnera, Christina Ehrhardtb, Anne Poetterc, Stephan Ludwigb and Oliver Planza, , ,

a\Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Institute of Immunology, Paul-Ehrlich Str. 28, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany

b\Institute of Molecular Virology (IMV), ZMBE, Westfaelische-Wilhelms-Universität, Von Esmarsch-Str. 56, D-48159 Muenster, Germany

cDr. Pandalis Naturprodukte GmbH & Co. KG, Füchtenweg 3, D-49219 Glandorf, Germany














Abstract

Influenza, a respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses, is still a worldwide threat with a high potential to cause a pandemic. Beside vaccination, only two classes of drugs are available for antiviral treatment against the pathogen. Here we show that CYSTUS052, a plant extract from a special variety of Cistus incanus that is rich in polymeric polyphenols, exhibits antiviral activity against a highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus (H7N7) in cell culture and in a mouse infection model. In vitro and in vivo treatment was performed with an aerosol formulation, because the bioavailability of high molecular weight polyphenols is poor. In MDCK cells, a 90% reduction of plaque numbers on cells pre-incubated with the plant extract was achieved. For in vivo experiments we used a novel monitoring system for influenza A virus-infected mice that allows measurement of body temperature and gross motor-activity of the animals. Mice treated with CYSTUS052 did not develop disease, showed neither differences in their body temperature nor differences in their gross motor-activity and exhibited no histological alterations of the bronchiolus epithelial cells.




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7.22.2009

Swine Flu? What Do I Do To Protect Myself?



Rebecca Park Totilo

The cry is no longer, the outbreak of plagues are coming, but the plagues are here! So lets take a deep breath and sort this thing out. What is Swine Flu?




The Center for Disease Control says:
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza VIRUSES. Outbreaks of swine flu happen regularly in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Most commonly, human cases of swine flu happen in people who are around pigs but it's possible for swine flu viruses to spread from person to person also.
This is a virus, not a bacteria so we need to address it as such. Since it is a virus it will not be easy to get out of our systems. So the best thing to do is not allow it in. Remember the basics our mother's taught us.

1. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Discard the tissue immediately in a waste basket.
2. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Sanitizers that are alcohol-based are also effective.
3. It's a good idea to avoid contact with sick people.

That's not all you can do, there are a few other weapons you can add to your germ fighting arsenal; therapeutic grade essential oils. Essential oils have the ability to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses, get down into the cellular level and make things right. Essential Oils are proven natural combatants to boost the immune system and fight off nasty flu bugs.
The Swine Flu is showing it might be a tough flu to beat. To combat a virus you need a virus buster. Below you will find a list of oils that are anti-viral.

· Cassia – Cinnamomum cassia

· Cinnamon - Cinnamomum verum

· Rose of Sharon – Cistus

· Lemon – Citrus Limon

· Myrrh – Commiphora Myrrha

· Tea Tree – Melaleuca alternifolia

Now you know what to do to avoid the flu.

7.21.2009

What's Your Perfect summer Perume

This season's new fragrances are scent-setional! But which one is best for you? Find out with this fun personality test.





By COSMOPOLITAN and Christie Griff
Summer Perfume

7.20.2009

Labdanum as Incanse.

Labdanum has fascinated people for many centuries. It is said to reach deep into our subconscious and bring back memories, pictures, feelings and moods.

Labdanum originates from the rockrose bush, which emits a resinous dark brown mass from its leaves and twigs. To this day it is still gathered by driving goats into the thick forests overgrown with labdanum bushes.


The goats eat their fill from the branches and the sticky resin gets stuck on their beards. When they return, their owners carefully comb the resin our of their beards.



Also used is a rakelike instrument with long strips of leather attached to it, which they drag across the bushes to collect the resin. Labdanum strengthens the body and provides warmth and sensuality. It is very grounding.

The fragrance of Labdanum is very complex. This waxy resin produces a balsamlike, woody, earthy, marshy, smoky, ambergrislike, leathery, flowery, honeylike, mintlike fragrance with hints of plum or oakmoss after a rain.


The Japanese use Labdanum in their Neriko mixtures, which are used during tea ceremony.

Egyptians used it in their Kyphi mixtures and the Hebrews burned it in their temples.

Today the perfume industry uses labdanum to add a note of moss and leather to its products.

Labdanum is an excellent medium for making fragrant incense pellets.
Labdanum from Cistus Creticus as Incense youtobe video.

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