BOTANICAL NAME: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS
PARTS USED: NEEDLE AND TWIG
The cypress essential oil has a clear and fresh smell which helps in soothing anger and despair, thus it also helps in going through an emotional hardship and also helps in flow of energy throughout the body. Female problems like menstrual pain, cramps etc can be treated by using this oil. Apart from this it is also helpful in curing Bronchitis and Coughs as it improves the blood circulation throughout the body.
Cypress is one of the most historical herbs and has been in use since centuries. It is native to Nepal and Tibet and is being extensively used in these cultures. It has many different uses in many cultures such as in the Greek mythology, Cypress is extensively used as purifying incense. Due to of its medicinal properties and ceremonial burns it is used by the US Natively. It has a rumor related to it. Some people believe that it was used to build the cross.
The cypress herb was originated in the east and can be found in the gardens or cemeteries of Middle Eastern Countries. This is a perennial tree and it can grow up to a height of 80 feet and has coloured leaves that has round-grey flowers. The tree is evergreen in nature and has a conical shape. Its wood is of very much use for Cretans and Phoepicians and is used by them in building ships over centuries. It was also used by the Greeks for carving statues and in making sarcophagi by the Egyptians.
This ship was worshiped by the people of Cypress. 'Sempervirens' which means to live forever has been used in the derivation of the botanical name of cypress.
Steam Distillation Technique is used in the extraction of cypress oil. Twigs and young branches are used in the extraction of oil. Mostly the yield of 1.3% and 1.5% is obtained from them.
COMMONLY KNOWN BENEFITS
-This oil has a very rich fragrance. Massage by this oil is highly beneficial in rejuvenating and improving great comfort and it has a very calming and soothing effect on brain and body.
-It can help curing problems like asthma, bronchitis, cellulite, circulation, coughs, excessive sweating, hemorroids, insect repellent, menopausal problems etc as regular usage of this oil greatly improves the circulation of fluids.
-It is one of the best solutions for the people who have oily and over hydrated skin.
-It has a very soothing fragrance and due to its high aromatic properties it is used in making body sprays and deodrants.
-Regular usage of cypress essential oil helps in regulating the menstrual cycle and alleviating muscular cramps.
-Cypress essential oil helps in relieving stress and calming down the mind helping in chasing the anger away. It is also used in vapour therapy to treat breathing problems like emphysema, whooping cough and chronic bronchitis.
-cypress essential oil is extremely beneficial for skin and helps in clearing the congested and oily skin. Acting as a base in many creams also heals various veins.