The Cypress tree is an evergreen tree that is very adaptable to a wide range of soils. It has needles and it produces small cones. It has an extensive root system and is easily recognized when growing in swampy ground by the “cypress knees” which grow from the roots and are visible above ground.
To the ancient Greeks and Romans, Cypress had many associations with both immortality and death. In Latin, its genus name sempervirens means “ever-living”. Sacred to Pluto, god of the underworld, it was an important part of their funerary customs, whether by placing a bough by the deceased’s house or planting a Cypress tree by the grave. The ancient Egyptians also considered it sacred and used it for incense and as a medicine, and for Muslims, Cypress is the principal cemetery tree.
This tree’s associations with long life go beyond folklore: Some specimens alive today may have first sprouted over 1000 years ago!
Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress essential oil is steam distilled from the needles and twigs of wild trees. The oil may be pale yellow to olive green in color. The oil has a very fresh, clean, and energizing aroma.
Cypress Essential Oil Benefits
Cypress essential oil has numerous benefits when used in aromatherapy or topically when diluted in a carrier oil.
Muscle Pain & Cramps
Cypress essential oil has antispasmodic properties which make it effective for treating muscle pain and cramps. Muscle cramps are often caused by a buildup of lactic acid in the muscle tissue. Cypress essential oil has properties which act to increase circulation. Increased blood flow help with the elimination of lactic acid from the tissues.
Simply dilute Cypress essential oil into a carrier oil like sweet almond oil and massage directly into the affected muscles.
Relief Of Joint Pain & Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Another Cypress essential oil benefit is that it can act as a natural anti-inflammatory. It can be used to relieve pain from rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, and even carpel tunnel syndrome by reducing the inflammation in the area.
It does this by decreasing fluid retention, decreasing inflammation, and increasing blood flow to an area.
Cypress essential oil is a natural diuretic, so it increases fluid and toxin removal from the body. It also has properties which are said to protect the liver by increasing bile secretion and inhibiting infections of the liver.
It also promotes sweating which help to remove toxins from the body through sweat. Cypress essential oil also has antioxidant properties which can protect the body from damage from free radicals.
Helps With Blood Clotting
It helps with blood clotting when you have a wound. If you have a bloody nose you can place a few drops of Cypress essential oil in a cold compress and hold over your nose to help stop the bleeding.
By constricting blood vessels it can be helpful for hemorrhoids, varicose veins and can also be helpful with heavy menstrual periods.
It has antiseptic properties, so along with increasing blood flow, the germ fighting ability of Cypress oil promotes wound healing while preventing wound infections.
Helps With Respiratory Conditions
It can help break down mucus so it is easier to cough up. This can be helpful for those with bronchitis or asthma. It also has antispasmodic properties which may help with a cough. Its antimicrobial properties can also help you avoid or relieve respiratory infections by killing the germs that are causing the infection.
Cypress essential oil is a natural deodorant and has a fresh, woodsy scent. Since it kills bacteria it can be used in addition to Tea Tree oil in any of the natural deodorants I show you how to make on the site. It is much less expensive than Sandalwood essential oil to give your natural deodorant a clean, masculine scent.
Now that you know about these Cypress essential oil benefits you may want to purchase some for yourself. This is the oil I sell and recommend here.