Benefits of Cypress Oil

26/09/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles



What is the Genus Species? Cypressus sempervirens

Why is this information important? It is always important to know the genus species of a plant when using and purchasing essential oils. Using the common name is just not enough information.

Many companies may use a substitute species or a combination of species that does not offer therapeutic benefits. Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same. And they are used for different purposes.

Where is the name derived from? Cypress comes from a Greek word “sempervivens” meaning “live forever”.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Branches

What is the ORAC Value? 24,300 µTE/100g

Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

What are the Plant Properties? Improves circulation, strengthens blood capillaries, Antispasmodic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-microbial, antiseptic, diuretic, mucolytic, decongestant (lymphatic and prostate), vasoconstrictor, fluid retention.

What are the Documented Cypress Benefits and Uses? Arthritis, bronchitis, poor circulation, cramps, diabetes, insomnia, lymphatic system, menopausal problems and pain, pancreas insufficiencies, prostate decongestant, pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism, spasms, throat problems, varicose veins, reduce water retention, muscular cramps and spasms, aches and pains, hair (oily, dandruff, loss and growth).

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It can be mentally grounding and stabilizing. Herbaceous scent, fresh and woody.

What is the Spiritual Influence? Cypress’s properties reflect its spiritual influence. Promoting circulation throughout the body and eliminating what is stagnant opens us up to spiritual harmony.

So cypress essential oils will support us not only to accept the changes we need to make, but also, to distinguish what changes are best for us (and our own spiritual growth).

By the way, any of the oils that are from trees (Palo Santo, Cedarwood,Frankincense, etc.) will provide stabilization, grounding and security to our being, physically and emotionally.

What Chakra is Affected? The sacral and throat chakras.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Orange.

How do I use it?

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Diffuse.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, however, use very diluted and with caution. I choose to use it in a specialty blend only, rather than use it alone. The blends I use for the horses are generally for circulation and muscle spasms.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Cypress essential oil has no known contraindications. Pregnant women should use this oil with caution.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that the Greeks carved their statues of the Gods out of Cypress?

Did you know that the Cypress is devoted to Pluto, Roman God of the Underworld? In the Greek world he was referred to as Hades, the God of Death (transformation, change, fear of unknown). See how that connects with the spiritual influence?

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