Cypress Essential oil
Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Needles and twigs
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Woody, warm, slightly spicy
Largest Producing Countries: Spain, France, and Morocco
Cypress is one of the oldest herbs used globally. Cypress originates to Nepal and Tibet and still you can find the common and extensive use of cypress in these cultures. The US natives also used to use cypress (other variety) in for medical treatments and ceremonial burns.
One of the famous legends with cypress is that the cross is made up of cypress. According to the Greek myths, cypress tree is valued for purifying incense and medicinal uses.
Cypress: Medical Uses and Actions
Cypress oil is very aromatic and calmative. Its massage can yield you a great comfort and energy to rejuvenate. It also increases in fluid circulation in the body. If you are suffering from any one of the following: Asthma, bronchitis, cellulite, circulation, coughs, dysmenorrhea, excessive perspiration, fluid retention, hemorrhoids, insect repellent, liver disorders, menopausal problems, menorrhagia, menstrual problems, muscular cramp, nervous tension, oily and over hydrated skin or else, cypress oil is the best remedy for you.
In addition, Cypress is used in making body sprays and deodorants. Its unique aroma has an esthetical appeal on one’s mind and body, can be used to lessen grief and depression.
Cypress: Blending Components
Benzoin, bergamot, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile roman, clary sage, eucalyptus (all), frankincense, geranium, juniper, labdanum, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, marjoram, orange, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sandalwood, and tea tree are some of the major blending component with Cypress.
Cypress is a non toxic, non irritant and non-sensitizing. Pregnant women should avoid cypress oil.