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Cypress

Kythera Healing Herbs

Even though it is found as uncultivated, in many cases it appears as ornamental plant in gardens and fields where it is used as windbreak and also in cemeteries as it happens all over Greece. Boiled cypress cones and lentisk tufts in water after shampooing is a folk medicine against hair loss.

Scientific Name:

Cupressus sempervirens

Family:
Cupressaceae

Kythera Name:

Kyparissi

Name in other places of Greece:
Kyparissi

Collection:
Cypress cones are collected when they are still green and they are used to make drinks.  Tree branches are also useful.

Properties:
Cypress cone drink stops hair loss if it is taken after frequent shampooing and it scent extinguishes insects like mosquitoes and flies.

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