Tree up to 30 m high; conic pyramid-shaped crown;
reddish-grey bark. Perennial, squamiform dark green leaves about 0.5-1 mm long, densely imbricated
covering the branches. Cypress has male and female flowers, produced on the
same tree; male flowers form small ovoid or elongated aments; the female ones
are round and flaked (up to 12 flakes) and when mature form a polyhedral, greenish-brown
globose galbulus that resemble a polygonal-head nail, corky and woody.
Flattened seeds with winged edges.
Its wood can be yellow or reddish, fine and
close in grain, very durable and resinously fragrant, resistant to
Distribution and ecology: Originated in eastern
Europe and western Asia; it’s cultivated for ornamental purposes.
galbulus (female cones); occasionally leaves and tender sprouts.
disorders: varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, thrombophlebitis.
and menopause symptoms.
> Pharyngitis, bronchitis, spasmodic cough.
use: wounds, varicose ulcers (galbulus). The young sprouts are applied in fresh
over warts to favor its elimination (essential oils). Essential oil is used in