Local Names: Karağan, Laden grass, Cretan spruce, Laden flower, Keçicakal
Cistus creticus, 30-100 cm in height, simple, hairy and often with sticky leaves, pink or white flowering plants. Leaves are ovoid, rectangular or semi-circular. 1-6 x 0.5-2 cm, wide handle, green on top. This type has a wide distribution area in North, West and South Anatolia 0-1000 m in our country and in Europe outside our country.
In Crete and the islands of Cyprus this leaf of the species is obtained from a fragrant substance called laden. The leaves carry resin, essential oil and tannin. It is used as constipation, stimulant and expectorant.