Health Benefits of

cypress

Also referred to as Cupressus, cypress trees are commonly found in Northern America, Africa, Western Asia, and Southeastern Europe. These evergreen conifers are famous serve as medicinal trees and are used for treating a variety of health ailments. [1] The health benefits of cypress are listed down below.

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Cypress for Fungal Infections

Cypress essential oil demonstrates antifungal activity against Candida species. The main component of cypress essential oil is alpha-pinene, while other constituents are gamme-3-carene, sabinene, and cedrol. These chemicals hinder fungal growth as well as disrupt the formation of biofilm by Candida species. [2]

Cypress for Allergic Rhinitis

A systematic review conducted by Wilson et al. demonstrated sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) of allergic rhinitis using different herbal ingredients including cypress. [3]

Antimicrobial Activity of Cypress

Cypress essential oil has antimicrobial activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and this activity is primarily attributed to alpha-pinene and cedrol present in the oil. [4]

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Figure 2 demonstrates antibacterial effects of C. sempervirens and J. phoenicea oils on different bacterial strains https://academicjournals.org/article/article1380705668_Mazari%20et%20al.pdf

Cypress for Cellulite

Cypress is also used for the treatment of cellulite, which arises due to excess fat accumulation and dimpling of the skin. [5]