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The Mediterranean Diet by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 57

Potential of Cupressus sempervirens (Mediterranean Cypress) in Health

Ilkay Erdogan Orhan1,2 iorhan@gazi.edu.tr ilkay.orhan@emu.edu.tr; Ibrahim Tumen3 tuemen_t@yahoo.com    1 Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey2 Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Turkey3 Bartin University, Bartin, Turkey

Abstract

Cupressus sempervirens L. (Cupressaceae), known as Mediterranean cypress, is a medicinal and aromatic plant with decorative uses. It is widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean region, including Syria, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Palestine, and some Greek Islands, as well as the southern coasts of the Caspian Sea in Iran. The plant has a long history of utilization in folk medicine in many countries, mainly for cough and flu treatment, ...

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