The benefits of cypress oil

Cypress oil (lat. Cupressaceae), an evergreen tree that symbolizes life after death in European culture, has a unique aroma and unique healing properties. Cypress oil is obtained from the cones by distillation with water vapor, in its woody spicy smell felt a faint smoky note. It contains such beneficial substances as camphene, terpineol, sabinol, cymol, alpha- and beta-pinene, etc. It has an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and hemostatic effect.

Since ancient times, organic cypress oil has been used for bleeding, including heavy menstruation, and also for the treatment of bleeding gums. The astringent properties of this oil make it a great help in the fight and prevention of varicose veins. The antispasmodic effect of cypress brings relief from severe colds, tracheitis, bronchitis and even asthma.

Aromatic inhalations, or steam baths, are becoming increasingly popular.A few drops of essential oil are dripped into a container with hot water and hold the face over it for 10-15 minutes, inhaling the aroma and at the same time steaming the skin.

In aromatherapy, cypress is referred to as stimulants and adaptogens. It is recommended to nervous, windy, restless individuals, prone to quit halfway and retreat in case of trouble. At the same time, cypress oil is useful for fatigue, loss of strength and confusion.

Cypress oil can be added to baths, aroma lamps and beauty products (cypress is a proven remedy against oily skin), as well as used for massage. Cypress blends well with all the coniferous essences, citrus, bergamot and marjoram. Especially effective is the combination of cypress oil with juniper and cedar. And, of course, do not forget about cooking. In Mediterranean countries, a few drops of cypress oil are added to jam and natural honey, tea and beverages.

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