Cupressus sempervirens: Traditional Uses, Chemistry, Pharmacological Properties, Toxicity

Cupressus sempervirens leaves and cones.

Parts used: cones, leaves, essential oil.

Traditional uses: respiratory complaints, venous disorders (topical), enuresis and urinary incontinence, as a diuretic.

Pharmacological properties:

Pharmacological properties of Cupressus sempervirens.

Toxicity: The essential oil is potentially toxic to the liver and kidney at higher doses.


Batiha, G.ES., Teibo, J.O., Shaheen, H.M. et al. Bioactive compounds, pharmacological actions and pharmacokinetics of Cupressus sempervirens. Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Arch Pharmacol (2022).

The paper is open access and a PDF is available to download.

The images are taken from the paper.