|Botanical Name||Cistus ladaniferus|
|Common Name||Labdanum Absolute Oil|
|Country of Origin||Southern Europe and North Africa|
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water|
|Specific Gravity||0.947 - 0.980 @ 15ºC|
|Optical Rotation||2º 20'- 6º 32'@ 20ºC|
|Refrective Index||1.4919 - 1.5048 @ 20ºC|
|Bland With||It can mix well with oakmoss, clary sage, pine, juniperberry, calamus, opopanax, lavender, lavandin, bergamot, cypress, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, olibanum, chamomile and oriental bases.|
|Flash Point||>100 C|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
Labdanum is a small sticky shrub that can grow up to 3m of height having lanceshaped leaves that are white and furry on the underside with frangranted white flowers.
abdanum also known as the Gum Rockrose (Cistus ladanifer) is a species of flowering plant in the family Cistaceae. It is a native of the western Mediterranean region, growing wild from southern France to Portugal and in north-west Africa. It is a shrub growing 1-2.5 m tall and wide. The leaves are evergreen, lanceolate, 3-10 cm long and 1-2 cm broad, dark green above and paler underneath. The flowers are 5-8 cm diameter, with 5 papery white petals, usually with a red to maroon spot at the base, surrounding the yellow stamens and pistils. The whole plant is covered with the sticky exudate of fragrant resin. Cistus essential oil is mostly produced in Spain.
Color : Pale yellow clear liquid,
Aroma : smooth, relaxing
Camphene, myrcene, sabinene, phellandrene, cymene, limonene, cineole, nerol, borneol, geraniol, fenchone.
Owing to its therapeutic properties, the gum of Labdanum absolute was formerly used for treatment of catarrh, diarrhea, dysentery and also to promote menstruation.