Cypress oil has many benefits and has been used since ancient times. Its main aromatherapy application is when there has been excessive loss of fluid such as chronic diarrhea, menstrual loss, or heavy perspiration.
It is employed in spa treatments as an ingredient that is useful for reducing cellulitis, fluid retention, and poor circulation.
It is used in Chinese medicine to reduce the effects of hyperhydrosis (profuse perspiration), but is also considered beneficial for the liver, and the entire respiratory system for treating asthma, coughing, and bronchitis.
The Essential Oils of Cypress are obtained through steam distillation of young twigs, stems and needles. Cypress, a needle bearing tree of Coniferous-Deciduous regions, bears a scientific name of Cupressus Sempervirens.
The essential oils extracted from Cypress contain components like Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Alpha Terpinene, Bornyl Acetate, Carene, Camphene, Cedrol, Cadinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Terpinolene and Linalool, which count for its medicinal properties.
Although the Cypress tree is often linked with death and often found in and around cemeteries, the Essential Oils obtained from this tree can save you from some really nasty ailments and are good in aromatherapy.