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Cistus

 

a genus of plants of the family Cistaceae. They are shrubs, measuring up to 2 m tall, with opposite, entire, deciduous leaves. The flowers, which are up to 8 cm in diameter, are white, pink, red, or purple; they are in cymes or, more rarely, they are solitary. The fruit is capsule. There are approximately 20 species, distributed on the Canary Islands, in the Mediterranean region, and further east to Transcaucasia and Iran. These plants are characteristic of the Mediterranean maquis. Two species are found in the USSR—Cistus tauricus, which grows on the southern coast of the Crimea and in Western Transcaucasia and sage-leaved cistus (C. salvifolius), which is also found in Western Transcaucasia. Several species of Cistus are cultivated as ornamentals.

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Cistus x purpureus has pink flowers with a distinctive maroon blotch and yellow centre, while 'Jenkyn Place' is a crisp white with maroon blotch.
There are a wide range of varieties to choose form, but my favourite is still Cistus purpureus.
The seconder group of pollens were the following taxa in three honey samples; Ajuga sp., Cistus sp.
Given the indicator species of this cluster IV (Figure 3), we can deduce that its appearance is determined by Cistus monspeliensis (I = 0.70), accompanied by certain other species, each of which is individually infrequent, such as Retama sphaerocarpa, Asparagus aphyllus, Ulex argenteus subsp.
For hydromethanolic extract preparation (hydromethanolic extract of Cistus salviifolius (CSM) and hydromethanolic extract of Cistus monspeliensis (CMM)), 50 g of dried sample was extracted with 500 mL of 80% aqueous methanol at room temperature and under mechanical stirring for 24 hours.
Although flower size is somewhat variable, the perennial shrub genera Cistus and Halimium often show large flowers (Fig.
Cistus species are used as an antidiarrheics, as general remedies in folk medicine for treatment of various skin diseases and as anti-inflammatory agents [11].
The Mediterranean plant Cistus incanus strengthens the reduced antioxidative defense system found in mature skin to neutralize reactive oxygen species that further damage the skin barrier.
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As for shrubs, Bell recommends the varieties below, which are followed by their scientific names: Dwarf Strawberry bush, Arbutus unedo Compacta; Wild lilac, Ceanothus Victoria; Rockrose, Cistus x hybridus; Sunrose, Helianthemum nummularium; Flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum; and Lavender, Lavandula spp.
The plants selected for the study of the inhibitory effect on [alpha]-amylase activity are Equisetum arvense (Equisetaceae), Matricaria pubescens (Asteraceae), Oudneya africana (Brassicaceae), Salvia officinalis (Lamiaceae), Thapsia garganica (Ombellifereae), and Cistus whose type has not been determined.