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Botanical Name of Cypress: Cupressus sempervirens
Synonyms: Mediterranean Cypress, Italian / Tuscan / Graveyard Cypress, Pencil Pine
About Cypress: Mediterranean tree is an evergreen tree which can grow up to 115 feet in height and has leaves which grow up to 2 to 5 mm long . This tree also has a very long life and can live more than 1000 years. The name of tree ‘sempervirens’ comes from a Latin word which means evergreen. The tree according to its name is native to the Mediterranean region and is mostly found in Libya, Greece, Turkey, Cypress, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Malta, Italy and Jordon.
History of Cypress Oil: Cypress Oil is known to mankind since ancient times and has been used in number of traditional medicines. Aromatherapy has been yet another important usage of this essential oil which has been prevalent for long. According to the old Chinese medicines its use can control profuse sweating and it is also considered to have positive effects on other organs of our body. Traditionally few drops of cypress Oil mixed in steaming hot water were added and then inhaled to capture its essence. It is also known the cross on which Jesus was crucified was made from wood of cypress tree.
Properties of Cypress Oil: Cypress essential Oil is extracted by means of steam distillation of needles and twigs of cypress plant and it is greenish olive in colour. The yield of this essential oil is in range of 1.3 to 1.5 percent. The major chemical constituents of cypress oil include: alpha pinene, beta pinene, camphene, sabinene, d-3carene, mrycene, linalool, cedrol, alpha terpinene, etc.
Health Benefits and Applications Cypress Oil:
Cypress Oil is known to have number of benefits, some of the important ones include:
Astringent: Cypress Oil has unique quality through which it can contract, making it useful in tightening our gums, muscles, and abdomen. Therefore it helps us to have stronger teeth, tighter skin and less hair fall.
Antiseptic: Due to its antiseptic properties cypress oil is used in number of creams and lotions which can be applied on wounds. Cypress oil can also help internal wounds to recover.
Deodorant: It has a very masculine fragrance and hence has been used as a deodorant since very long.
Haemostatic: Cypress Oil has properties which promote clotting of blood so that blood flow out of body can be controlled. As it is also an astringent which means that it would contract the blood vessels upon is application and further assist in controlling blood flow out of the blood. It can be a life saving property which this oil can demonstrate at times.
Other therapeutic properties of Cypress Oil make them useful in; – Anti Spasmodic, Diuretic, Hepatic, Sudorific, Vasoconstrictor, Sedative, respiratory tonic, etc.
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