Cypress Oil

Cypress oil

What is Cypress oil?

Cypress oil is obtained through steam distillation of young cypress twigs, stems, and needles. Cypress, a needle bearing tree of coniferous and deciduous regions, bears the scientific name Cupressus sempervirens.

Properties

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 contribute to its medicinal properties.

The health benefits of cypress essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, hemostatic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific, vasodilator, respiratory tonic, and a sedative substance. Although the cypress tree is often linked with death and is commonly found in and around cemeteries, the essential oil obtained from this tree can save you from some devastating conditions and illnesses.

Precaution

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cypress if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergies: People who are sensitive to cedar or peaches might have allergic reactions to cypress.

Benefits

Tightens Skin & Muscles

Cypress essential oil can help strengthen your gums and tighten your muscles throughout the body. The main function associated with astringency is contraction, so cypress oil makes your gums, skin, muscles, and hair follicles contract and prevents teeth and hair from falling out. It also tightens up loose skin and muscles.

Heals Wounds

The antiseptic properties of cypress oil make it a good choice for treating both external and internal wounds. It is also a common ingredient in antiseptic lotions and creams.

Cures Spasms

Cypress oil is helpful in curing nearly all types of spasms and the problems associated with it. It efficiently relieves spasms in the respiratory system and intestines as well as muscular spasms in the limbs.

Increases Urination

Cypress oil increases urination, both in frequency and in quantity. This is very important and can be very beneficial for health.

Regulates Blood Flow

Although the following two properties are similar in meaning, they differ slightly. While hemostatic means an agent that can stop blood flow or promote its clotting, styptic primarily means having the properties of an astringent, while also helping to stop excessive blood flow through contraction of the blood vessels. Both of these properties are very important in their own areas of application.

Tones Respiratory System

Cypress oil tones up the respiratory system and increases the efficiency of the lungs. It also helps eliminate cough and phlegm accumulated in the respiratory tracts and lungs. Furthermore, it clears up congestion, thereby making breathing easier when you are suffering from a cough and cold.

Promotes Sweating

A sudorific substance is something which can cause sweating or perspiration. This cleans the skin pores and openings of the sweat and sebum glands while keeping away acne and other skin diseases.

Eliminates Odor

Cypress oil has a spicy and masculine fragrance that can easily replace synthetic deodorants which boast a similar natural and distinct aroma.

Maintains Liver Health

Cypress oil is good for the liver and ensures its optimal health by regulating a proper discharge of bile from that organ. It also protects the liver from contracting various infections.

Relieves Stress

It induces a calming, relaxing, and sedative effect on both the mind and body by relieving nervous stress and anxiety.

Prevent Excess Bleeding

Cypress oil causes blood vessels to contract. This can be beneficial in cases of excess bleeding.

Side effects

It is not known if cypress oil is safe. But it can cause kidney irritation.