All About Cypress
Cypress offers a woody scent that is uplifting. The tree has been used in folk remedies for cough, congestion, and wounds.
Cypress has been used as a folk remedy for coughing and respiratory conditions. Studies have demonstrated antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-diabetic, anti-ulcer, and antioxidant actions. Further, some studies have suggested immune stimulating activity, hepatoprotection, and insecticidal, repelling, and herbicidal actions. A few human studies have found myrtol, a constituent in cypress, to aid in resperatory complaints. Its aroma in combination with other essential oils has been anxiolytic.
Cypress Herb and Essential Oil
Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Other Common Names / Variations
- Also known as: Italian or Mediterranean cypress.
- There are multiple other species of cypress with very different chemical constituents.
Cypress is an evergreen tree with grey green needles and small cones native to Sourthern Europe and Western Asia.
Leaves and branches have been used to make tinctures, poultices, extracts, and more.
Essential Oil Description
Leaves and branches from the Italian variety are steam distilled at a low pressure to create a non-oily quick drying oil that is clear to pale yellow and has a sandalwood-like creamy woody aroma.
- Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene
- Carene / Delta-3-Carene
- d-Limonene / Limonene / Dipentene
- Terpenyl Acetate / Alpha Terpinyl Acetate