Cypress Essential Oil (Cupressus sempervirens) Sempervirens means "lives forever". Cypress essential oil is especially comforting during the winter season. Its fresh, herbaceous, slightly evergreen aroma is refreshing and restores feelings of security and stability. Cypress is also beneficial for oily or troubled skin. Cypress has an approximate ORAC of 243,120 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter. Cypress essential oil is one of the powerful oils used in Raindrop Technique.
Cypress can be used for a wide range of problems. It's astringent properties make it excellent for use where there is excess fluid - edema, incontinence, diarrhea, heavy menstrual flow for women over 20, excessive perspiration, excessive sweating on the feet (it's a good deodorant too), bleeding gums and nosebleeds.
Cypress is antispasmodic, acting especially on the bronchi - a drop or two of the essential oil inhaled on a tissue will help relieve an asthma attack and a couple of drops in a saucer will act as a preventative during the night.
Historical Data: Cypress is one of the oils most used for the circulatory system.
Cypress as a basis of medicinal oil and incense was first recorded in the papyri of Ancient Egypt. The wood was used to make their sarcophagi.
The oil of cypress originated from a tree so durable that the doors of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome are made from it and show no signs of decay even after 1,200 years. The mighty cypress groves of Lebanon were described in the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus as trees which “groweth up to the clouds.”
Some Bible scholars believe that cypress may be the gopher wood used to build Noah’s ark. Cypress was historically used to support the circulatory system and is mentioned in Isaiah 44:14: “He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest.” Traditional texts refer to cypress as a decongestant for the veins and the lymphatic system, and as a support for the nervous system and pancreas. However, modern research has yet to verify these properties.
Cypress may have also been used in ancient times for the treatment of pulmonary complaints, as well as other conditions, although these uses are not yet confirmed.
Fragrance: Eases the feeling of loss and creates a sense of security and grounding; also helps heal emotional trauma.
Top Uses for Cypress Essential Oil
- For asthma, emphysema, whooping coughs and bronchitis: rub it on the chest for spasmodic coughts. It is also and expectorant.
- It is helpful for minimizing varicose veins, applied locally in gentle upward strokes (never massage) after weekly cold compress with German Chamomile. After about 4 weeks, veins will look better and the legs feel lighter.
- Severe hot flashes: it helps balance the female hormone system. Severe hot flashes during menopause may be reduced with Cypress combined with clary sage. It relieves menstrual pain, PMS, and taken orally and applied topically, it helps inhibit ovarian cysts.
- The French also use the essential oil for arthritis, insomnia, intestinal parasites, lymphatic congestion, pancreas insufficiencies, pleurisy, prostate decongestant, tuberculosis and throat problems.
- Cypress has been called the funeral oil. It creates a feeling of security, grounding, cohesion and stability. It provides mental structure and collection of thoughts for absent-mindedness, lack of concentration, squandering of energies, and uncontrollable sobbing.
- Apply on the heart for a calming and soothing effect on irritable, angry and stressed-out person.
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