The fact is that the Cistus tea is three times healthier than green tea. Protects the heart four times better than the red wine antioxidant is twenty times more powerful than the fresh lemon juice. Researchers compared several teas, juices and wines for their ability to neutralise so-called free radicals such as environmental pollutants and harmful byproducts of metabolism. Cistus detoxifies the body and eliminates toxic heavy metals from the cigarette smoke, dental fillings and environmental pollution. It strengthens the immune system, helps the fungal infections such as candida and other forms, in Escherichia coli, and helicobacter pylori and improves the delicate balance of useful bacteria in the intestine. To treat gum problems gargle and drink 2-3 cups per day. It is also effective against the avian flu.