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 60

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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

    1. 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.


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


    1. Hi,

      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


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

    lisa m

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

  8. Hi,
    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?

  9. 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!

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

    Many thanks
    Dawn Martin

  11. 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 ??

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

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

    1. 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.

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

    Looking forward to Your ansver!

    Best regards from Karin

    1. 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 brewed tea at room temperature. Do not store in the fridge. Drink 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.

  14. 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. 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.

    1. 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.

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