Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)


 The health benefits of Cypress Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like astringent, anti septic, anti spasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, haemostatic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific and vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic and sedative.

The Essential Oils of Cypress are obtained through steam distillation of young twigs, stems and needles. Cypress, a needle bearing tree of Coniferous-Deciduous regions, bears a scientific name of Cupressus Sempervirens. The essential oils extracted from Cypress contain components like Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Alpha Terpinene, Bornyl Acetate, Carene, Camphene, Cedrol, Cadinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Terpinolene and Linalool, which count for its medicinal properties. Although the tree of Cypress is often linked with death and often found in and around cemeteries, the Essential Oils obtained from this tree can save you from some really nasty ailments.

Cypress Essential Oil Properties.
Astringent: Strengthen gums and tightens muscles and abdomen. The main function associated with astringency is contraction. So Cypress Oil makes gums, skin, muscles and hair follicles contract and prevents falling of teeth and hair and loosening of skin and muscles.
Anti Septic: The anti septic properties of Cypress Oil make it a good application for external wounds as well as an ingredient of the anti-septic lotions and creams. This is particularly due to presence of Camphene.
Anti Spasmodic: Cypress Oil is helpful in helping nearly all types of spasms and resultant problems. It efficiently helps relieve spasm in respiratory system, and muscular spasms in limbs. It also helps ease convulsions, muscle pulls, cramps and spasmodic cholera which are caused due to spasms.
Deodorant: Cypress Oil has a spicy and masculine fragrance and can easily replace the synthetic deodorants which boast of a spicy, masculine smell.
Diuretic: Cypress Oil increases urination, both in frequency and in quantity.
Hepatic: Cypress Oil is good for liver and it ensures good health of liver by maintaining proper discharge of bile from it. It also protects liver from infections.
Sudorific: Sudorific is a property by virtue of which a substance can cause sweating or perspiration. This is nothing to get annoyed at. Actually a good sweating makes you feel lighter, fit and helps removal of toxins and excess salt and water through sweat. This cleans the skin pores and openings of sweat and sebum glands and keeps away acne and other skin diseases. Cypress Oil has good Sudorific properties.
Vasoconstrictor: Cypress Oil causes blood vessels to contract. This can be beneficial in case of bleeding.
Respiratory Tonic: Cypress Oil tones up the respiratory system and increases efficiency of lungs. It also helps remove cough and phlegm accumulated in the respiratory tracts and lungs as well as opens up congestion, making breathing easier when suffering from cough and cold.
Sedative: It induces a calming, relaxing effect on the mind and the body. It helps relieve nervous stress and anxiety. It also gives a happy feeling in cases of anger or sadness. This property can be helpful to pacify people who suffered a shock or setback in life.
It is anti rheumatic and anti arthritic and can also be used for improving varicose veins, cellulite, and other conditions.
Few Words of Caution: Should be avoided during pregnancy.
Blending: Cypress Oil forms fine blends with essential oils of all citrus fruits such as Lime, Lemon and Orange as well as with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine and Rosemary and Sandalwood essential oils.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein  is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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