The essential oil of cypress is extracted from Cupressus sempervirens of the Cupressaceae family. Also known as the Mediterranean cypress. This fresh and pure essential oil is best used when experiencing major upheavals and changes in our lives. It has the ability to bring peace, calm anger, and help you live your life more fully. Removes excess fluid from the body and improves blood circulation. It helps with varicose veins and menstrual problems and is definitely an essential oil that must always be on hand.
Cypress oil has a woody, slightly spicy and refreshing aroma. It is colorless or pale yellow in color with a watery viscosity.
Kyparis oil is extracted from needles and twigs by steam distillation, with oil yields of about 1.3-1.5%.
The main chemical components of the cypress are: pinen, camphan, sabinen, b-pinen, d-3carene, mircen, terpinene, terpinolene linaloolol, bornyl acetate, cedrol and cadinene.
Oil is considered nontoxic and non-irritating, but it is best to avoid it during pregnancy. It is also good to do a skin test before using it for a massage.
Therapeutic properties of the cypress oil are: astringent, antiseptic, spasmolytic, deodorant, diuretic, hemostatic, hepatic, hemorrhagic, sweating, vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic and sedative agent.
Cypress oil has a soothing effect on irritable, angry and stressed people. It has a strong healing effect on varicose veins and hemorrhoids. The oil is also used to help nose bleeds, severe menstruation, severe sweating, cough, bronchitis and fluid retention. Its spasmolytic action is very useful for asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, emphysema and influenza. Cypress disinfects muscle cramps, regulates the menstrual cycle, helps relieve arthritis and rheumatic pain and acts positively on the oily and dirty skin.
- Application for inhalers: In vapor therapy, cypress oil helps with breathing difficulties, asthma, cough, and bronchitis. Soothes the mind and distracts the anger.
- Use as a massage oil and in the bathroom: Cypress oil can be used as massage oil or diluted in the tub for arthritis, asthma, cellulitis, spasm diarrhea, sweaty legs, rheumatism, varicose veins, severe menstruation, and menopause.
- Application in creams and lotions: It is used in varicose veins and cleans oily and dirty skin.
- Cold compress: The use of cold compression oil is very effective for nasal bleeding.
- Foot bath: The oil applied in this way helps to sweat the legs and acts refreshingly.