Properties of cypress essential oil

What is cypress essential oil?

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It is the oil distilled from the twigs and leaves of cypress ( Cipressus sempervirens).

The Latin name “sempervirens”  means always alive, because the trees of this species live many years. They are often near churches to indicate long life.

It is a highly aromatic product.

Characteristics of cypress essential oil

It smells to earth and  moss with  sweet notes.

Medicinal properties of cypress essential oil

  • Antiseptic
  • Diuretic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antirheumatic.

Main medicinal uses of cypress oil

Cypress essential oil is mainly used for the following purposes:

Cypres oil is a great help for the respiratory system

Preparations of cypress help reduce respiratory spasms while exercising an astringent and anti-infective function, so that it helps fight microorganisms and decrease mucus content in the respiratory channels.

  • Cough: Smooths throat, soothes irritation and decreases coughing in respiratory bacterial diseases, including whooping cough. The hemostatic capacity of this plant is able to control small bloody sputum (hemoptysis) that occur in some respiratororias disease by coughing. (Inhalations with hot water in which about 8 drops of cypress essential oil are dissolved)
  • Bronchitis: Its use can reduce inflammation caused by the disease and eliminate excess secretions. (Inhalations with hot water in which about 8 drops of cypress essential oil are dissolved)
  • Asthma: It reduces inflammation and allows the asthmatic person to breathe easier. (Decoction of a handful of leaves per liter of water. (Inhalations with hot water in which about 8 drops of essential oil are dissolved)
  • Pharyngitis: It softens the pharynx and helps remove germs that cause inflammation. (Inhalations with hot water in which about 8 drops of cypress essential oil are dissolved)
  • Cold: It helps fight colds, reduces the symptoms of the disease, reducing inflammation, reducing cough, helping to eliminate excess mucus, smoothing the throat, etc.
  • Sinusitis: Suitable for swollen breasts and facilitate the disposal of excess mucus. (Inhalations with hot water in which about 8 drops of cypress essential oil are dissolved)

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