Cistus Plant Study

 

Our study with the beautiful Grey Leaved Rock Rose (Cistus albidus) led to making a flower essence and infused oil in almond with the therapeutic indications of relaxation and therefore expansion in the heart area: a duality of softening relaxation supported by strong boundaries to give the comfort felt in surrendering to letting go; living in the now, being present.

 

 

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Grey Leaved Rock Rose (Cistus albidus)

Purple veined outer sepal gently protecting the nascent flower emerging.

First Impressions

Grey Leaved Rock Rose (Cistus albidus)

Grey Leaved Rock Rose (Cistus albidus)

Rock Rose underside.

Observing

Sexual organs and sepals...

Seed pods from last year.

Seed pods and seeds.

Sharing drawings of first impression (soul meeting), eyes closed with charcoal and still life studies of Rock Rose.

Sharing drawings of first impression (soul meeting), eyes closed with charcoal and still life studies of Rock Rose.

Petals and flowering buds for tea and stem bark for decoction.

Flower essence of Rock Rose via sun method.

Flower essence of Rock Rose via sun method.

Rock Rose flowers infused in almond oil using sun method.

Rock Rose flowers infused in almond oil using sun method.

Rock Rose flowers infused in almond oil using sun method.

Herbal Team