Cypress, also known as Italian cypress, Mediterranean cypress or simply common cypress, is a tree originating in the southern part of the European continent and southwest of the Asian continent. Can reach about 45 meters, having a rapid growth of approximately 2 meters per year, even when cultivated in pots, the cypress has resistant foliage and a long life, there are reports that some cypresses reach a thousand years.
Cypress also has several medicinal properties such as antiseptic, astringent – which cleans and decontaminates – restorative, soothing, diuretic and deodorant. In addition to these properties, it is also suitable for numerous problems such as those in the list below:
- Menstrual Cramps
- The flu
- Urinary infection
- excessive menstruation
- Low pressure
- Varicose veins
The properties of cypress can be used in different ways, such as moisturizers, inhalation and compresses. However, the consumption of cypress tea is quite common , from the above problems it is indicated for the circulatory system – varicose veins, cellulite and hemorrhoids -, digestive system – stomach aches and diarrhea -, balance of the hormonal system in addition to alleviating tiredness in the feet and decrease sweating in them.
Cypress tea recipe
Cypress is sold in pharmacies and health food stores, and the recipe for its tea is quite simple. Just add the amount of two tablespoons of the herb for each liter of water, bring the mixture to the fire and wait until it starts to boil. After this point, cover the tea and cook for about 10 minutes. After this period, simply strain to remove excess herb and drink it at a pleasant temperature.
Sweeten to taste, but be careful not to add too much sugar and harm the plant’s properties.
Like other plants, cypress, when used sporadically, once in a while, has no contraindications , but when it is used for medicinal purposes, it needs adequate medical indication or follow-up. No starting a treatment on your own, as each one has a different organism and problem and will need a different dose of the herb.