Sardinian Cistus Incanus

Sardinian Cistus Incanus

Featured article and Product of the Month (March- April 2018)

Sardinian Cistus Incanus


A simple treatment of many – if not most – chronic illnesses

The number of healthy living years – the “health span “- is continuously decreasing and reaching epidemic levels. Neurological illnesses, chronic fatigue, insomnia and chronic pain are increasingly affecting younger populations, including children. The causes are well known: exposure to farming chemicals in the food chain, polluted air and the ever-increasing exposure to microwave radiation. The Medical diagnosis of the induced “new” illnesses includes ME, CFIDS, Fibromyalgia, Autism, Parkinson, ADHD, Depression, MS, also Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia and many others. However, underneath the illnesses common denominators are found. In the 80s many physicians diagnosed “Candida” – a common mould -, in the 90s it became EBV and HHV-6 – members of the herpes “family”- and then it became “Lyme” – a bacterial infection with many co-infections and symptoms associated with it.

Through the meticulous work of brilliant viral researchers (Frank Ruscetti, Judy Mikovits, et al), it became clear that any of the above infections only become symptomatic if there is an underlying, hidden continuous activity and virulence of human endogenous retro-viruses (HERV). These viruses have been embedded into our DNA since the beginning of time but used to be silenced by our inborn brilliant defences: DNA methylation, acetylation and other mechanisms.

What happened?

Through environmental “epigenetic” influences, such as the uncontrolled bombardment of our systems with toxins and electromagnetic fields, our gene-silencing mechanisms are failing. We have to help our systems to survive this crazy time, until there is the political will and action to contain the destructive influences.

What can we do?

Through our own ART- guided research we found a simple, effective and affordable solution: 6 cups of Cistus tea sweetened with whole leaf Stevia.


Cistus incanus (Ci) is also called Mediterranian Rockrose and found in Italy, Greece and Turkey. It is the only brush that has not only survived years of drought in Sardinia but prospered. In our research only the Sardinian wild harvested Ci, never sprayed with anything chemical, has the properties we need to fulfill our criteria for whole body healing.

A study in Scientific Reports from 2016 shows Ci to not only be effective in a brilliant invitro study against the worst of the retroviruses, HIV, but to be effective in the most drug resistant cases. Rebensburg, S., Helfer, M., Schneider, M., Koppensteiner, H., Eberle, J., Schindler, M., … & Brack-Werner, R. (2016). Potent in vitro antiviral activity of Cistus incanus extract against HIV and Filoviruses targets viral envelope proteins. Scientific reports, 6, 20394.

It has also been shown to be effective against Ebola, the flu virus and Lyme/Borrelia Labdanum from Mediterranean Cistus species: GC-MS fingerprints and relative quantification of Antispirochaetal manoyloxides. Planta Medica, 78(11), PA10 Kuchta, K., Grötzinger, K., Birkemeyer, C., & Rauwald, H. W. (2012).

Rauwald, H. W., et al. “On the antispirochaetal activity of manoyloxides and carvacrol from the oleoresin labdanum of Cistus creticus L.” Planta Medica 79.13 (2013): PN53.

Also against mould and other bacteria (Bouamama, H., et al. “Antibacterial and antifungal activities of Cistus incanus and C. monspeliensis leaf extracts.” Therapie 54.6 (1999): 731-733..

Ci is also a very effective biofilm breaker, unmasking persistent infections. Hannig, Christian, et al. “Effects of Cistus-tea on bacterial colonization and enzyme activities of the in situ pellicle.” Journal of dentistry 36.7 (2008): 540-545.

Whole leaf Stevia has been shown in a study by Northwest University in the US to be as effective or more effective in the treatment of Lyme disease than triple antibiotic therapy, including the use of Daptomycin Effectiveness of Stevia Rebaudiana Whole Leaf Extract Against the Various Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi in Vitro. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp). 2015 Dec ;5(4):268-80. Epub 2015 Nov 12; P A S Theophilus, M J Victoria, K M Socarras, K R Filush, K Gupta, D F Luecke, E Sapi

So how do we use it?

The Sardinian tea leaves are brought to an ultra-brief boil, then simmered for 5 minutes and cooled down. The pot/pan has to be covered with a lid to avoid the escape of the volatile oils from the plant which contain the precious manoyloxides and labdanum – responsible for the powerful anti-Lyme effect. Whole leaf Stevia tincture is not just added to sweeten the tea but for its important anti-Lyme effect. Do not use the commercially available clear Stevia extract! I use the products from KiScience only, which fulfill all of our criteria to tame the retroviruses, mould, Lyme and other bacteria and viruses. The same tea leaves should be re-brewed 2 more times, since other polyphenols and plant adaptogens are extracted when doing this.

Case study:

A case from my Swiss practice (Swiss BioHealth): a 29 year old woman was mostly confined to bed for the last 8 years. She was diagnosed with Lyme disease, ME, POTS and Leaky Gut, and had been on multiple antibiotic regimes before coming to my care. She was highly sensitive to almost anything taken orally and restricted to only 3 foods she could eat. She was depressed and her parents had run out of money unable to support her beyond her immediate needs. I started her on ½ capsule MegaSPore Biotic until her food sensitivities improved and she could expand her food choices. We increased the MegaSPore to 2 caps/day. Then we added the Stevia-sweetened Sardinian Cistus tea. At first she could only tolerate 1 tablespoon twice daily (she kept the prepared tea in the fridge), and we slowly increased the dosage.

Over a 3-month period she was able to drink the recommended 6 cups/day and reported, that with each increase of dose, symptoms she had for years “fell away” – first the nausea, then the insomnia improved and the anxiety lessened, then the brain fog lifted, then the muscle and joint pain disappeared, then she was able to walk increasingly long distances. When I saw her again 6 months later she was basically fully recovered. At that time we needed to do some psychological interventions (PK, MFT) to deal with her remaining low level depression, which responded beautifully to identifying a “systemic issue” and bringing some healing to it: her mother had lost a sister very early in her life. I have also seen beautiful outcomes in children with autism and ADHD, adults with ME, food intolerances, MS, a case of breast cancer, most patients with Lyme….


to date, my clinical work with wild harvested pure Sardinian Cistus tea and whole leaf Stevia is the least invasive yet most effective treatment for Lyme disease and many other modern chronic illnesses, caused by persistent and hidden infections.



Comments (78)

  • Susan Lofts Reply

    where can I buy sardinian cistus incanus in the uk?

    25 March 2018 at 9:48 am
  • Janie Couture Reply

    I am interested in purchasing the Cistus tea
    Please forward the necessary info
    I am a patient of Sophia Health Institute in Seattle
    Thank you

    25 March 2018 at 8:48 pm
  • Cynthia Jones Reply

    Thank you Dr. Klinghardt, and for sharing this treatment option.

    5 May 2018 at 7:21 am
  • Dea Reply

    Can this be ordered in the USA? I’m not finding it anywhere.

    6 May 2018 at 12:20 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Hi Dea, we supply to the USA thus you can purchase it directly from us here: You may possibly be able to find suppliers of other cistus tea in the USA but it will not be the specific Sardinian wild-crafted bio-dynamically grown and harvested one which Dr. Klinghardt is discussing here – thus the properties will vary. I hope this helps

      17 May 2018 at 5:37 pm
  • Lisa P Reply

    I was under the assumption that the whole leaf stevia was an ingredient in the cistus tea, but I don’t see it listed on the bag. Do I need to add stevia to the cistus tea? And if so, how much whole leaf stevia should be added to the cistus tea? Does KI Science sell the stevia for this, or do I need to purchase that elsewhere? Thanks!

    11 June 2018 at 8:32 pm
  • Maria Reply

    Hi Can i buy The tea and stevia and have it shipped to Denmark? Is The stevia in The tea? If my daugther at 8 years dont have borrelia/lyme, We are not sure, and only symptom is A rash after somerhing bite her with log If pain. But Will it be fine to use If she is not ill with lyme/borrelia? She dosent tollerate vaccines so maybe This Could be god for her in many ways? Looking forward to hear from you. Kind regards Maria

    5 August 2018 at 6:37 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Hi Maria
      Thank you for your email and sorry for the late reply
      we do ship to Denmark already
      Many thanks

      27 September 2018 at 3:25 pm
  • Linda Neufeld Pavao Reply

    Where can we buy in USA

    7 August 2018 at 5:30 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Hi Linda
      Thank you for your email
      We do ship in USA already
      Many thanks

      27 September 2018 at 3:23 pm
  • Laura Killian Reply

    Please let me know when the Cistus Incanus tea is back in stock.
    Thank you, Laura

    11 September 2018 at 9:51 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Hi Laura
      Thank you for your email. Tea is now on stock

      27 September 2018 at 3:20 pm
  • Colleen Reply

    Hi I’m very interested in stocking this amazing product in my organic shop in Australia … is there a distributor in Australia… thanks for your time and the research and knowledge to help people heal their bodies. Warm regards Colleen

    24 September 2018 at 12:38 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Hi Colleen
      thank you for your email. Yes we do ship our products in Australia already
      Many thanks

      27 September 2018 at 3:19 pm
  • carmen Reply

    Hi, I am wondering if Cistus tea is safe to give children 4 and under?

    25 October 2018 at 2:22 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Hi Carmen
      Sorry for the late reply.
      Unfortunately we can’t give any advice in regards to your question.
      Please seek a practitioner or a medical advice.


      3 December 2018 at 7:47 pm
  • Janis Barton Reply

    Please help me find a direct source of your wonderful product!!

    2 November 2018 at 10:30 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Hi Janis
      Thank you for your email.
      Could you specify which products are you interested in?

      Kindly regards


      3 November 2018 at 2:50 pm
  • Jei Lee Reply


    I wish to purchase your cistus incanus blend tea.

    Do you ship to Japan?

    Many thanks,


    9 November 2018 at 1:48 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Thank you for your enquiring.
      Yes we do ship to Japan

      Many thanks

      16 November 2018 at 6:57 pm
  • Li Reply

    I live in Australia. Interested in buying the Cistus Incanus tea ans Stevia. Please advise where I can find the products.


    11 November 2018 at 8:43 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply


      Thank you for your enquiring.
      We are in process of having direct distributor in Australia in the future.
      In the mean time you are welcome to place an order on our website as we are shipping in Australia at the moment.

      Many thanks


      16 November 2018 at 7:02 pm
  • lisa mangini Reply

    I would like to purchase the cistus-incanus sardinia leaves so I can make the tea recipe. Where can I get it?

    lisa m

    2 December 2018 at 6:35 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Lisa,
      We sell the leaves and tips which is the Cistus Incanus Infusion. Please go to our website where you can order. Thank you.

      5 March 2019 at 4:14 pm
  • JE Rashs Reply

    Please let us know how much stevia per cup of the Cistus tea … I have looked and don’t find that instruction.

    16 January 2019 at 10:14 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear JE Rashs, The recommended daily dose is 15 drops 2-3 times a day but it is very sweet so this may vary according to your taste when putting into the tea.

      14 February 2019 at 11:49 am
  • lola Reply

    Is cistus tea safe to drink while pregnant or when breastfeeding?

    24 January 2019 at 9:18 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Lola, As with all supplements it is best to seek the advice of a practitioner when consuming these whilst pregnant/breastfeeding.

      14 February 2019 at 11:47 am
  • Mark Reply

    What would be a good way to take it for someone assymptomatic? Same dose age but for how long? And would there then be a maintenance consumption?

    6 February 2019 at 10:21 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Mark, We are unable to offer advice regarding this , so please seek the help of a practitioner to medical adviser.

      14 February 2019 at 11:52 am
  • Ashley F Reply

    Hello! I purchased the Cistus Incanus through you but I am not clear on which stevia he is recommending. I see that you have a liquid stevia on your site, but it is not labeled “whole leaf stevia.” I really hope you are able to provide guidance on if you cary the correct stevia to help with biofilms. Thank you!

    11 February 2019 at 3:11 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Hi Ashely, We sell Sweet Stevie on our website. This is the Stevia DR Klinghardt recommends and is made from whole leaf stevia.

      14 February 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Diane Sawchuk Reply


    11 February 2019 at 4:24 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Hi Diane, The recommended daily dose is 15 drops 2-3 times a day but it is very sweet so this may vary according to your taste when putting into the tea.

      14 February 2019 at 11:42 am
  • kerrie atley Reply

    do you have a distributor in Canada ?

    13 February 2019 at 11:24 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      No we do not but we ship worldwide, and all currencies are calculated at the checkout.

      14 February 2019 at 11:39 am
  • kim Reply

    Do you rebrew the tea leaves the next day or for the same batch?

    14 February 2019 at 8:56 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Kim, you can rebrew the same leaves up to 3 times, the scan be the same day or the next.

      18 February 2019 at 9:44 am
  • Holly MacEachern Reply

    Can you please tell me if you ship to Canada? Thank you

    5 March 2019 at 2:15 am
  • Dawn Reply

    Hi ….wondering if you have a distributor in Australia or do I have to purchase it direct from your company

    Many thanks
    Dawn Martin

    17 March 2019 at 11:36 pm
  • Holly MacEachern Reply

    Can you please tell me if cistus tea is also used in treating babesia ?

    21 March 2019 at 10:45 pm
  • Kirsti Chapman Reply

    Please advise where in Australia can i purchase the product Plus i am interested in becoming a distributor in Australia Could you please advise

    22 March 2019 at 12:26 am
  • Robyn Holland Reply

    Hi do you ship to Australia? I have Epstein-Barr Virus /chronic fatigue ! Hoping it will help ?? How much is this please ? Also I have a friend with lung cancer who is not using chemo or radiation but natural things would this be good for her ??

    9 April 2019 at 6:22 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      We do ship to Australia. We are not medically trained to answer you question, but please visit for Dr Klinghardts teachings and protocols.

      9 April 2019 at 10:18 am
  • Mara Reply

    Just wondering how I can order the tea. I live in Australia. Could you please advise how I can place an order
    Many thanks

    6 May 2019 at 1:03 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Thank you for your enquiry. We are based in UK and we ship worldwide from here. You are welcome to order from our website, where you can register and create an account or you can also order as guest. To register please go to the website and click on “My account” and then follow the instructions provided. If you are registered and order 10 or more items from the General Products Category, you would benefit from a 10% discount. In order to access this discount you would need to be logged in into your account when placing an order.

      If you are a registered practitioner (either based in the UK or elsewhere) seeking to provide these products to your patients then you can apply on the website for a practitioner account which will entitle you to discounts on several products. Please note that a valid professional practice insurance / licence (indicating the therapies covered) is required. Let us know if you would like more information on the practitioner structure.

      All our products with their prices in GBP are listed on the website. All other currencies are calculated at the checkout. The shipping cost will also be calculated at checkout once the shipping address is specified. Payments can be made using PayPal or credit card. On our website we have the Cistus Incanus tea available as Cistus Tea Infusion which is the loose leaf tea and Cistus Tea Bags. We also stock Cistus Tea Tincture. Should you need more information on how to brew the Cistus Incanus Tea, please let us know.

      22 May 2019 at 3:51 pm
  • Karin Reply

    Hi! I have ordered the cistus tea. But How mutch te to How mutch wather?

    Looking forward to Your ansver!

    Best regards from Karin

    12 May 2019 at 3:12 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Thank you for your enquiry requesting information on the brewing of Cistus Incanus tea.

      For Cistus Incanus Infusion, add approximately 2-3 spoons of loose tea leaves to 1 litre of fresh water. Bring the tea leaves to an ultra-brief boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes and let cool down. For Cistus Incanus Tea Bags, pour fresh boiling water over 1 tea bag per cup and allow to brew for 2-4 minutes. Enjoy !

      The strength can vary according to taste but basically the weaker the tea the greater the quantity you might need to consume. We suggest starting drinking a minimum of 3 cups per day at the above strength and possibly going up to 6-8 cups per day. However, it is generally recommended that you seek the advice of a practitioner in order to determine your specific needs as we are not medically trained.

      The pot/cup has to be covered with a lid to avoid the escape of the volatile oils from the plant (which contain the precious manoyloxides and labdanum – responsible for the powerful anti-Lyme effect).

      We recommend storing the tea leaves at room temperature, do not store in the fridge. Drink the brew hot or cold throughout the day. Also, Stevia can be added or honey or lemon juice to suit your own taste. Ki Science has available a Whole leaf Stevia tincture (Sweet Stevie) which can be added not just to sweeten the tea but for its important anti-Lyme effect. We do not recommend to use the commercially available clear Stevia extract.

      The same tea leaves/bag should be reused (and reboiled) up to 3 times, as different healing ingredients come out with repeated soaks and boilings. On the 2nd and 3rd time the precious phenolics come out (deeper red colour). The last brew should be simmered for a longer time than the earlier brews. We recommend doing the re-brewing within a period of 24 hours to maximum 48 hours (depending on the surrounding temperature) from the initial boiling, in order to avoid any mold being formed on the used tea leaves. Another option could be to do 3 brews one after another from the same tea leaves and then mix these together.

      We do hope the above information is useful. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

      22 May 2019 at 3:38 pm
      • Stephen Coukos Reply

        You state the tea should be stored at room temperature and should NOT be kept in the fridge. Why? I just started using the tea today and want to go slowly so it may be a few days for me to drink my first batch of tea. I am concerned about leaving the tea out for several days as I start off slowly drinking it so I am tempted to put it in the fridge but of course your recommendation is not to do so. What is the concern about storing the tea in the fridge? Thanks.

        14 February 2020 at 1:26 am
        • Daniela Deiosso Reply

          Dear Stephen, the tea leaves are not to be stored in the fridge. However, once brewed, the actual tea (the drink) can be stored in the fridge / freezer. The same statement is made by Dr. Klinghardt.

          5 February 2021 at 2:07 pm
      • Graeme Fraser Reply

        Why should we not put the extra tea in the fridge ?

        14 September 2020 at 5:17 am
        • Daniela Deiosso Reply

          Dear Graeme, we recommend storing the tea leaves at room temperature, these are not to be stored in the fridge. Once brewed, the tea itself (the drink) can be drunk either warm or chilled, throughout the day. It can be stored in the fridge or frozen into ice cubes (or even lollipops!).

          5 February 2021 at 2:15 pm
  • Linda Goldstein Reply

    Have Lyme, Bartonella for 30 years. Still trying to get healthier. Tried so many things. Was in treatment with a Lyme Literate MD until she retired. Now see a DO in our area.

    15 July 2019 at 3:03 pm
  • R. Pieper Reply

    As I just started watching this video I had just prepared my first cup of cistus tea and had already guessed adding stevia might make sense. I am usually a doubting Thomas on every thing including medical advice but I instinctively trust Dr. Klinghart just like I used to trust Walter Cronkite when it came to the news. His explanations are clear and feel he is genuinely concerned about those suffering with medical problems.

    18 July 2019 at 10:49 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear R., thank you for your feedback. Please see the written instructions on preparing the Cistus Tea which are included on our reply of 22 May to Karin. Or alternatively we can send them to you by email. Please let us know.

      30 July 2019 at 1:48 pm
  • Mimi Reply

    How can I buy the Cistus Tea, I would like to purchase it, please let me know.

    22 October 2019 at 11:39 pm

    where can I purchase the Cistus Incanus? i specialize in Lyme Disease

    28 October 2019 at 2:59 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Francis, we ship worldwide and we have the Cistus Incanus Tea on the website in different forms. You can also apply for a practitioner account if you are a licensed practitioner. For more information please write to

      4 November 2019 at 8:55 pm
  • Stephen McCristall Reply

    Is there a shelf life to the product ? Or a “best if used By” date printed on each package ?

    12 November 2019 at 2:04 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Stephen, the product has a best before date which is included on each package. The shelf life also depends on the storage conditions, the product needs to be stored in a store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

      5 February 2021 at 2:49 pm
  • Clay Reply

    Hi Daniela:

    Same question as a prior customer. Regarding the Cistus Tea blend, is Ki-Science still formulating a Cistus tea with Stevia Leaf? The two products that are currently shown on the website don’t include Stevia in the ingredient list. I also checked SophiaNutrition, and don’t find the product their either.

    Thank you

    17 April 2020 at 5:07 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Clay, not for the moment. We have available a Whole leaf Stevia tincture, Sweet Stevie which can be added to the tea. We do not recommend to use the commercially available clear Stevia extract. After your purchase we will include brewing instructions with the order confirmation.

      5 February 2021 at 2:04 pm
  • ElleBeah LB Reply

    Can I order in bulk?

    25 June 2020 at 8:29 pm
  • Annmarie Reply

    Hi! I’m interested in ordering the CISTAS tea. I don’t see any other options but the foreign currency. Will calculate it for me in US dollars? Thank you for any help

    2 July 2020 at 3:36 am
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Annmarie, payments can be made online using PayPal or credit card (except American Express). All currency conversions are calculated at the checkout if you are using PayPal which has this facility. If you would pay by credit card, the exchange rates depends on your bank. For information purposes, you can see the GBP to USD exchange rate mentioned by google, but this might be different from the actual rate charged depending on the method and date of payment.

      5 February 2021 at 1:43 pm
  • Toni Root Zalud Reply


    I live in Vienna, Austria and just priced the tea: converted from UK Pounds to Euros, one bag costs ~23,00 Euros, but with shipping it nearly doubles in cost – ~39,00 Euros. Is it available to order anywhere else in Europe so that I don’t need to encounter the high costs of shipping?

    Many thanks!
    Toni Zalud

    10 September 2020 at 1:35 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Toni, possibly you would be able to find other cistus tea suppliers in Europe but it will not be the specific Sardinian wild-crafted bio-dynamically grown and harvested one which Dr. Klinghardt is discussing here – thus the properties will vary.

      5 February 2021 at 2:40 pm
  • Michele Reply

    How long will the dried tea leaves be good for, if stored?

    13 September 2020 at 9:06 pm
    • Daniela Deiosso Reply

      Dear Michele, the product has a best before date which is included on each bag, therefore technically the product could be used after this date also depending on how it was stored. However, the properties of the tea after this date could be reduced.

      5 February 2021 at 2:27 pm
      • Carmen Reply

        Could you please tel me when I brew the cistus tea the second time and the third time , do I reuse the leftover leaves from the first brewing. I would like to do it all at the same time and combine the resulting tea for drinking throughout the day. How long do I brew the leftover leaves the second time and how long do I brew the third time? Thank you for helping me follow Dr.Klinghardt’s advice .

        8 May 2023 at 2:17 pm


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