Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens
Plant part: Needles and twigs
Extraction: Steam distillation
Highly prized throughout history, the Cypress tree was considered to be sacred by ancient civilizations. Soaring into the sky its vertical growth and tall elegance represents to the ancients our connection to the spiritual life and is considered a symbol of immortality, yet its roots went deep into the soil allowing these higher energies to be grounded into the earth.
However, Cypress is more than just a symbolic plant, ancient doctors advised ill people (whether their ailment was of soul or body) to walk in their midst while touching them, to liberate them from their anguish and better manage the sorrows of life.
Cypress Essential Oil
- Effective in treating Restless leg and Carpal tunnel syndromes
- Helps stimulate circulation by increasing blood flow and circulation to ease issues of poor circulation, one of the reasons why it is very beneficial in treating hemorrhoids, heavy menstrual flow(dysmenorrhea) etc.
- Helps inhibit pain and discomfort associated with spasms e.g. muscle tightening, cramps, pulls, menstrual pain, joint aches, arthritis, rheumatism etc. due to powerful antispasmodic properties.
- Helps stimulate frequency and quantity of urination to effectively remove excess water, salt, urea buildup, water-based toxins, and excess sodium ions via urine that can cause fluid retention as it is a strong diuretic. This also helps eliminate kidney stone formation and preserve strong kidney functions.
- Hemostatic properties help stop blood flow and promote its clotting while styptic properties help prevent excessive blood loss.
- It helps stimulate the contraction of muscles, blood vessels, skin and blood vessels.
- Helps expel toxins and electrolytes through perspiration which is beneficial in treating fevers, eliminate excess water weight or improve digestion due to its natural sudorific properties and also curbs excess sweating due to natural deodorant properties.
- Helps regulate proper bile discharge, detoxify the liver and lymphatic system, protect the liver from infections, combat oxidative damage, reset elevated liver enzymes to promote liver health and naturally lower cholesterol levels.
- Helps clear breathing by eliminating congestion and remove phlegm build up in the respiratory tract and lungs, beneficial in treating issues like asthma and bronchitis.