cupressus sempervirens

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cupressus sempervirens
Spanish: Cypress.

English: Cypress.

French: Cyprès.

From the family of Cupresáceas.

Used to combat varicose veins, haemorrhoids and varicose ulcers. It is astringent, vasoconstrictor, sudorific, diuretic and febrífugo. Also as expectorant. Good tonic for the bladder, therefore, used against urinary incontinence and prostate problems.

Used Part.

The gálbulos mature, also leaves and tender shoots.

Active Principles.

Gálbulos: procianidoles, essential oil (0. 2 to 1%) alpha - pinene, canfeno, cadineno, cedrol or "camphor cypress. " Tannins Catechists.

Leaves: flavonoids: amentoflavona, cupresuflavona.

Tender shoots: 0'2% of essential oil, rich in pinene, cafeno, terpineol, cedrol.

Drug Action.

Astringent (antidiarrheal local hemostatic, healing) venotónico, spasmolytic, bladder tonic, a stimulant, rubefaciente, local analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, keratolytic.


Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, thrombophlebitis, spasmodic cough, asthma, metrorrhagia, diarrhea, enuresis. In topical use: wounds, varicose ulcers, herpes zoster, neuralgia, warts, inflammation osteo.


Pregnancy, infancy, neurological disorder (pure essential oil by mouth)

Hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

The essential oil of cypress, in high doses, it has a nerve and oxytocin.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Fluid extract (1: 1) 25 to 50 drops (0. 5 - 1 g) two or three times daily before meals.

Tincture (1: 5) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Essential oil:

2 to 4 drops on a sugar cube, two or three times a day.

Capsules (25 to 50 mg / caps. 2 to 3 a day.

Suppositories: 50 to 100 milligrams of extract, two or three times a day (referring to adult dose)

Topical use:

Aqueous solution of the dye or fluid extract, applied as compresses or lotions.

Decoction: 20 to 30 g / l, in the form of washes or enemas (haemorrhoids) or foot (sweating foetid)

Ointments (2 - 5% of fluid extract or glycolic) and as antivaricose Antihaemorrhoidals.

Essential oil: touch on the warts. Protect the surrounding area with petroleum jelly FILANTE.


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