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Rockrose

Rockrose (“ladaniá”) is a self-growing low, phrygana bush that thrives in many parts in Greece, Crete and Cyprus. It grows among olive trees and in burnt forests. In Lesvos it is seen in the Amali vicinity. The blossoming period starts in March and ends in June. Its leaves and shoots secrete a resinous liquid in the summer months, known as “aladanos” or “ladano”. Ladano has anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrhea, anti-seizure, expectorant and anticatarrh properties.