Author: Jan Scholten
English: Rock-rose family.
Content: monoterpenes; sesquiterpenes.
DD: sulphur, boron.
Genera: Cistus, Fumana, Halimium, Helianthemum, Tuberaria; Crocanthemum, Hudsonia, Lechea.
Botany: 8 genera, 170-200 species; beautiful shrubs; temperate Europe, North America; dry, sunny habitats; poor soils; flowers showy, yellow, pink or white, short-lived, bisexual, regular, solitary or borne in cymes; five sepals, the inner three of which are distinctly wider, the outer two narrow, like bracteoles; stamens numerous, variable length; filaments are free; ovary superior, 3 carpels; placentation parietal with two or more ovules on each placenta; fruit a capsule, usually with five or ten valves; seeds small, with hard water-impermeable coating; mycorrhizal ability; fast renewal after wildfire.
Use: ornamentals; truffle production.
Culture: symbol of imminent death.
Cistaceae is placed in the Order Malvales in the Apg3 classification. They were formerly placed in the Violales.
In the Plant theory Cistales is split off from Malvales and placed in Phase 5. Cistaceae is placed in Subphase 3 in the Cistales.
They have a desire to belong to a higher class, or one culturally developed. They feel they have a right to it but this has two sides. On the one hand, they feel they have to work hard for it, that what they have learned or done is not enough to be accepted. On the other hand they are shy and timid, lacking the strength to push through. They feel that they have to adapt to others, circumstances, rules and culture. So they can lose themselves easily. The result can be that they help others to get a higher position. They become the person in the background supporting their husband or manager to get a high social position. With that they hope and expect that some of the glory will shine on them too.
Puts himself in a prison.
Nervous: paralysed after vexation, anger, mental exertion, mental excitement.
Not daring to speak out; speaking out causes paralysis.
Held in anger for fear of being excluded, banned.
Nervous system weakened, chronically, from prolonged fearful worry, chronic loss of sleep, hectic and demanding life, frightening circumstances, < one's own or another's death.
Fixations and obsessions, fearful, phobias, panic disorders, linked with a certain person, object, or circumstance which will trigger renewed fear on contact even when the real danger has passed.
Frequent starting and inner trembling, physical anxiety, intense fear and panic.
Agreeable mood, soft, weak people, cannot stand confrontations.
Dreams: frequent nightmares.
Weather: ! cold; < cold, chilly; internal cold.
Desire: cheese, acid food, fruits, pungent.
General: cancerous remedy.
Nose: pain, cold < inspiration.
Throat: stitching pain < excitement, < anger, < cold air.
Heart: inflammation of the vessels.
Chest: breast pain, inflammation.
Stomach: belching feel cold; nausea, vomiting.