Cypress (cupressus sempervirens) essential oil is steam distilled from the branches of the cypress tree. This essential oil contains antibacterial, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, mucolytic, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, decongestant (lymph and prostate), refreshing, relaxing, and vasoconstrictor health properties.
Historically, cypress was used for its benefits to the urinary system and for significant fluid loss. Cypress was also valued by the Chinese for the benefit it had on the liver and respiratory system. According to ancient folklore, the branches of the cypress tree were a symbol of life after death.
Today, cypress essential oil is primarily used to help with aneurysms, bunions, carpal tunnel, concussions, hemorrhoids, herniated discs, Lou Gehrig’s disease, nose bleeds, strokes, tuberculosis, and varicose veins. Cypress can also be beneficial for asthma, cellulite reduction, colds, diarrhea, influenza, lung circulation, muscular cramps, ovarian cysts, and skin care.
This essential oil primarily affects the body’s cardiovascular system, muscles, and bones. Aromatically, cypress essential oil influences and strengthens. It can help with emotional healing, especially easing a sense of loss and creating a sense of security and grounding.
Safety Data: Use with caution during pregnancy. Cypress can be applied directly to the area of concern without dilution and can also be diffused.
Ways to Use Cypress Essential Oil:
- Diffuser blends are a great way to reap the aromatic benefits of any essential oil, especially cypress. Try this uplifting blend to get you refreshed and invigorated!
2. Cypress essential oil can be helpful when dealing with symptoms of an aneurysm. Place 5 drops frankincense, 1 drop helichrysum, and 1 drop cypress in a diffuser, and breathe in deeply.
3. If your child is having problems with bed-wetting, combine 5 drops
4. Nosebleeds are a nuisance and can be dangerous. Combine 2 drops cypress, 1 drop helichrysum, and 2 drops lemon in 8 oz. (240 ml) ice water. Soak a couple of clean cloths in the water, and then apply one to the nose and one to the back of the neck.
5. Cypress oil is great for relieving pain from carpal tunnel syndrome. Blend 3 drops basil, 3 drops
Source: Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2018 Edition, p. 58.