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Cypress Essential Oil

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Cypress has been widely used since ancient times and has been known to be recommended by the likes of Hippocrates and Dioscorides. Today, it’s widely known in aromatherapy for its ability to treat various venous concerns including varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Name of Oil:  Cypress

Latin Binomial:  Cupressus sempervivens

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, North Africa, Spain, Portugal

Scent Profile:Herbaceous, woody, fresh

Parts used in distillation: Leaves and twigs

Oil Characteristics: Pale yellow, thin, medium

Cultivation:  Non Sprayed

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Varicose veins, edema, hemorrhoids, hot flashes, PMS, cough, acne, oily skin or excessive perspiration
.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Strength, harmony and serenity
.

History

Ancient Greeks dedicated the Cypress tree to Pluto, the Greek god of the underworld.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, camphene, sabinene, b-pinene, d-3-carene, myrcene, a-terpinene, terpinolene, linalool, bornyl acetate, cedrol, cadinene

Safety & References

Safety:

Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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