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Arizona Cypress is a very useful, versatile, and accommodating medicine plant!
Arizona Cypress is Antibacterial, Antiviral, Antifungal, it is a warming and moving plant, vasodilating, diaphoretic, and diuretic in some of its actions. It seems to increase phagocytosis and makes white blood cells more aggressive in fighting infectious conditions.
The fresh plant extract is similar to Thuja in its antifungal effects. It is effective in all skin fungus infections, including ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot, and other tineas. Apply extract several times a day for several weeks. This same technique is excellent for pets.
The fresh plant extract, taken internally by itself, or with respiratory herbs to guide its focus, can be useful in dealing with respiratory molds. I am finding this to be extremely important and effective for hard to kill respiratory mold infections. An average adult dosage might be 15 drops, up to 2 times a day for several weeks. A starting dosage for sure, and it might need to be adjusted.
I find that burning some of the leaf, as an incense in a house with mold contamination, seems to reduce the human signs of mold irritations. Considerably. Combing the incense burning with some of the extract internally works even better. Human mold infection is difficult to treat and the fact that I have seen this plant help people, tells me that more work needs to be done with this plant medicine. It helps.
I am also finding Arizona Cypress to help in "busting" or decreasing Bacterial Biofilm. This action opens up all kinds of uses with the more difficult to destroy bacteria, like lyme borealis.
Also one should note, that the extract or strong tea as a wash is effective for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. While not a complete answer, it sure can be a contender in the overall approach.
In some unpublished notes by Michael Moore, here is what he has to say on this plant medicine:
The tea is a very good urinary tract astringent and disinfectant. It’s used when urine is strongly scented or cloudy, and for inflammation, pain, and infection in the bladder. The leaves contain irritating oils. The dried leaf tea is too aromatic for extended use longer than three or four days. G Cypress is just as effective, and it has nearly identical constituents and anti-fungal uses as Thuja plicata [arbor vitae]. It’s a little more efficient than Juniperus [juniper], although juniper berries and leaves are more vaso-dilating. Juniper is widely used as a urinary tract disinfectant, but it’s hotter and more irritating to the kidneys than cypress, and cypress is more astringent than juniper. G Hand roasted cypress branches make a very good tea to use as an intestinal tract astringent for chronic diarrhea. G The fresh leaf tincture, used topically as an anti-fungal, is good for tinea, ring worm, athlete's foot – pretty much any skin fungus. It’s helpful for staph infections and impetigo. The fresh leaf tincture has fewer aromatics and more immuno-stimulants than the dried leaf tea. Internally, the fresh leaf tincture is a decent immuno-stimulant for innate immunity, particularly for an overt puss infection in the mucous membranes. As an immuno-stimulant, the tincture stimulates phagocytosis. It can help during a recovery from chemical abuse. G However, for long term use, cypress isn’t as good as Conyza canadensis [canadian flea bane]. You could alternate the two herbs for ulcerative colitis.