Cypress offers a woody scent that is uplifting. The tree has been used in folk remedies for cough, congestion, and wounds.
These very tall trees can grow to a height towering over 100 feet!
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.
Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens
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.
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.