20 November 2008

Cypress essential oil is distilled from the leaves of a tall evergreen tree with slender branches and a statuesque conical shape. Growing to a height of 25-45 meters 147 feet), the Cypress bears small flowers and round brownish-grey cones or nuts.

Botanical Name
Cupressus sempervirens

Origin
Native to Southern Europe, Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) has spread to North Africa and North America and is cultivated in France, Spain, and Morocco

Color
Pale Yellow

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin has watery viscosity

Perfumery Note
Middle

Aroma
Maculine, Fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody evergreen aroma

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium

Extraction Method
It is extracted with the help of steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Cedrol, Sabinol, Terpenyl Acetate, Camphene, Limonene, Myrcene, Pinene, Sabinene, cymene, terpinolene

Therapeutic Properties
Astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, respiratory tonic, sedative and vasoconstrictor

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Cypress oil is used for its calming and soothing effect
  • Cypress oil is beneficial in conditions of excess fluid, such as fluid retention, bleeding, heavy menstruation and perspiration and in hemorrhages
  • As it is a good antispasmodic, it is very useful for asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and influenza
  • This oil is also used for relieving muscular cramps, arthritis and rheumatism
  • It is also beneficial wounds and people having oily skin
  • Cypress oil has been noted to have the following properties: anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, and antimicrobial; supportive to the circulatory and nervous systems
  • Cypress helps to circulate Qi-energy. A general detoxifying, decongesting essential oil, with wide-ranging actions Cypress supports the circulatory system, the nervous system and the inner ecology
  • Cypress may also be useful for lymphatic congestion, rheumatic pain, asthma, strengthening the circulatory system, reducing cellulite, improving energy, reducing nervous tension, and decreasing benign cysts
Precaution
  • Cypress oil is generally non-irritating, non-sensitizing and non-toxic
  • Cypress oil should be avoided during pregnancy
  • Before using it as a massage blend, a skin patch test must be done
  • Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
Blend With
Bergamot, Clary sage, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Lemon, Benzoin, Cardamom, Orange

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