Cypress is a conifer with beneficial properties. First, its branches in infusion are a great help in case of hemorrhoids, an already known remedy in the Middle Ages: leave to brew a green twig per liter of water for ten minutes and drink two cups a day. For the same disorder you can also prepare a sitz-bath using cypress twigs and do it twice daily. In addition to this, the cypress has also balsamic and expectorant properties, useful in case of cough. In this case try to prepare a decoction by adding 2 gr of green leaves or twigs to 100 ml of water, bring to boil and let it boil for about ten minutes, filter and drink 2 small cups a day.