Labdanum (Cistus ladaniferus) Essential Oil

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Labdanum (Cistus ladaniferus) Essential Oil

Labdanum (Cistus ladaniferus) Essential Oil

Product Description

Labdanum (Cistus ladaniferus) Essential Oil
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Plant description

Latin Name: Cistus ladaniferum, Cistus creticus
English Name: Labdanum Cistus
French Name: Ciste ladanifère
Family: Cistaceae
Origin: Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Sicily, Algeria

History and Origin

Labdanum cistus is a shrub that grows in acid soils. Its seeds break dormancy after a fire. Its white flowers with a dark spot only last a few hours.

Cistus aroma was known to the Egyptians and the Greeks called it Ladanas or Ladanon (the gum from which essential oil is extracted). It is one of the sacred aromas as other substance like incense (frankicense), cedar, myrrh and benzoin. Cistus was used in holy anointing by the kings of Israel, giving them determination and will.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part: Leafy hardwood twigs
Extraction: Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics: Clear mobile liquid with a pale yellow to orange color. Intense, amber, balsamic and woody scent.
Properties: Anti-infectious, antiviral+++, antifungal+++, antibacterial, powerful antihemorragic +++, healing, anti-arteritic+++, neurotonic, neurovegetative regulator, action on the parasympathetic nervous system++.
Indications: Childhood diseases, whooping cough, chicken pox, measles, scarlet fever++, viral and autoimmune diseases, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis++++, arteritis+++, haemorrhage+++, neurovegetative dystonia++, wound, heavy periods, stretch marks, cuts, wrinkles, skin ageing.

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Vibrating energy of the cistus works at the level of the solar plexus by rising and releasing old conflicts or concepts received. It also brings a support by opening the third eye chakra to awake consciousness.

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Base note,labdanum is used in perfumery for its woody and resinous smell. It is classified in chypre bottom notes and enters in the preparation of oriental and chypre perfumes. 


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.


Citrus, cinnamon.


To stop bleeding:

50% St-John’s wort macerated oil

30% labdanum cistus EO

20% common yarrow EO

Apply on a swab and on the wound. For nose bleeding, apply on a tissue and insert into the nostril.

Heavy periods: Some therapists recommend applying a drop in the navel three times a day for the first day of the periods to reduce menstrual flow. 


  • Possible interactions with anticoagulant medication.



Lot B-CILAMAR08P (2015/05)


Monoterpenes: tricyclene (5,67 %), α-pinene (15,24 %), camphene (30,97 %)

Ketone: 2,2,6-trimethylcyclohexanone (3,81 %)

Monoterpene ester: bornyle acetate (12,51 %)

Sesquiterpenol: viridiflorol (1,18 %)

Monoterpenol: borneol (1,77 %)


Lot B-CILAESP07R (2017/01)


Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene (45,29 %), camphene (3,81 %)

Monoterpene ester: bornyl acetate (3,24 %)

Monoterpenol: borneol (2,48 %)


Lot B-CILAESP12R (2017/04)


Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene (39,38 %), camphene (5 %)

Monoterpene alcohol: trans-pinocarveol (4,07 %)

Monoterpene ester: L-bornyl acetate (3,7 %)


Lot BCILAESP02T (2018/07)


Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene (40,49 %), camphene (5,91 %), para-cymene (3,28%)

Monoterpene ester: L-bornyl acetate (4,45 %) 


Lot BCILAESP07T (2017/04)


Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene (38,92 %), camphene (5,77 %)

Monoterpene alcohol: trans-pinocarveol (3,19 %)

Sesquiterpene: ledene (3,02 %)




Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene (40,49 %), camphene (5,91 %), l-bornyl acetate (4,45 %), para-cymene (3,28 %)

Monoterpene Alcool: trans-pinocarveol (3,15 %)

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Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois. 
  • FESTY, Danièle, Ma bible des huiles essentielles, Éditions Caractères.
  • BAUDOUX, Dominique, L’aromathérapie, se soigner par les huiles essentielles, Éditions Amyris.
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