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Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)



antibacterial, astringent, vasoconstrictor, wound healing, antitussive

Areas of application:

cough, bronchitis, lowers fever, varicose veins, vein problems, hemorrhoids, strengthens the bladder muscles, incontinence, heavy legs, excessive menstruation, breakthrough bleeding, delayed menstruation, more beautiful skin, corns, cysts, fibroids

Plant parts used:

very young branches, young cones

Collection time:

Cones in February to March,

branches in April

To find:

It grows wild around the Mediterranean.


essential oils, terpenes, tannins, catechin


☕ Tea: Add 1 pinch of needles to 100 ml of cold water, bring to the boil and let it steep for 5 minutes. 1 tablespoon full 3 times a day, store in the refrigerator.

Pour 1/4 liter of cold water over 1 teaspoon of cones, bring to the boil and let it simmer a little. Take just 3 tablespoons per day.

🛑 Attention: Children and pregnant women should avoid using cypress!

The cypress is a protective tree of the dead. This goes back to the Greek legend about Cyparissius, who once killed a sacred white deer and was turned into the tree as punishment. Now he can mourn forever. Mythology says that the tree has a close connection to the ruler of the underworld.

Cypress can be found as a scent in room sprays and cosmetic products, but unfortunately these are often synthetic.

Hildegard von Bingen: The cypress symbolizes the mystery of God. If anyone has a stomach ache, let him cut a little wood, whether it be green or dry, and put it in wine and boil it. Then drink it often on an empty stomach and it will get better. But whoever is weak and weary, let him boil the branches in water and take a bath in the water. Take from the wood that is in the middle and carry it with you always and the devil will avoid you.


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