Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Plant Part: Twigs & Needles
Note/Element: Note: Middle. element: Water, Metal
Functional Groups: Alcohol, Aldehyde, Ester, Terpene
Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Kapha
Scent: Woody, smoky
For skin Type: Oily
Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Avoid w/ estrogen dependent conditions such as endometriosis, cysts and cancers. Not to use if have high blood pressure.
Physical Uses: Hemorrhoids, perspiration, varicose veins, cellulite, sore muscles, colds, coughs, menstrual and menopausal problems, heavy menstrual flow, bleeding gums, paper cuts.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Strengthening, grounding, grief, stress and tension.
Other Uses: Deodorant, perfumery, styptic
Blends Well With: Needle/Cone, Peel, Seed, Spice, Wood Oils.
Possible Substitutions: Blue Cypress
Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element Books, 1997.
Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 2001-2011.