What other names is Cypress known by?

Arbre de Bienvenue, Ciprés Común, Ciprés Mediterráneo, Cupressus sempervirens, Cyprès, Cyprès de Florence, Cyprès d'Italie, Cyprès de Provence, Cyprès Toujours Vert, Cyprès en Ville.

What is Cypress?

Cypress is a plant. The branch, cone, and oil are used for medicine.

People use cypress as an ointment for head colds, cough, and bronchitis.

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APPLIED TO THE SKIN More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cypress for these uses.

How does Cypress work?

There isn't enough information to know how cypress might work.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if cypress is safe. But cypress can cause kidney irritation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cypress if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergies: People who are sensitive to cedar or peaches might have allergic reactions to cypress.

Dosing considerations for Cypress.

The appropriate dose of cypress depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cypress. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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