Cypress side effects

(Cupressus sempervirens)

ADVERSE EFFECTS OF CYPRESS

Cypress is considered safe when used at recommended doses. No significant side effects have been described for this plant.

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What are cypress contraindications?

  • Dermatitis: cypress can cause dermatitis or skin irritation by direct contact with skin.

  • Sleepiness: cypress essential oil is rich in cedrol. This component has a sedative effect and is part of the composition of some sleeping pills drugs.

  • Allergy: the plant can cause allergies, especially to people allergic to conifers.

Precautions with cypress

  • Pregnancy and lactation: cypress essential oil is neurotoxic and oxytocic. Because it stimulates uterine musculature,, the plant is totally contraindicated in pregnancy. Neither is recommended to use it in lactation.

  • The essential oil can be toxic if administered at higher than recommended doses

More information on cypress.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
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19 March, 2019

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