Botanical Family: Cupressaceae (conifer: cypress)
Extraction Method/Origin: Steam distillation from branches—France, Spain
Chemical Constituents: Monoterpenes: α-pinene (>55%), δ-3-carene (<22%), l-limonene, terpinolene, sabinene, β-pinene; Sesquiterpene Alcohols: cedrol (up to 15%), cadinol; Alcohols: borneol (<9%), α-terpineol, terpinene-4-ol,linalol sabinol; Esters: α-terpinyl acetate (<5%), isovalerate, terpinen-4-yl acetate; Sesquiterpenes: δ-cadinene, α-cedrene; Diterpene Alcohols; labdanic alcohols, manool, sempervirol; Diterpene Acids; Oxides.
Properties: Antibacterial, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, mucolytic, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, lymphatic and prostate decongestant, refreshing, relaxing, and a vasoconstrictor.
Common Primary Uses: Aneurysm, bunion, bursitis, carpal tunnel, cataracts, concussion (brain), deodorant, hemorrhoids, herniated disc, jock itch, Lou Gehrig’s disease, muscle fatigue, nose bleed, Raynaud’s disease, shingles, stroke, toxemia, tuberculosis, varicose veins.
Folklore: According to Roberta Wilson, “The evergreen branches of the cypress tree were considered symbolic of life after death. In fact, sempervirens means ‘ever-living.’ ”
Historical Uses: It was used anciently for its benefits to the urinary system and in other instances where there is excessive loss of fluids, such as perspiration, diarrhea, and menstrual flow. The Chinese valued cypress for its benefits to the liver and the respiratory system.
French Medicinal Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, circulation, cramps, hemorrhoids, insomnia, intestinal parasites, lymphatic decongestion, menopausal problems, menstrual pain, pancreas insufficiencies, pleurisy, prostate decongestion, pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism, spasms, throat problems, varicose veins, and water retention.
Other Possible Uses: This oil may be beneficial for asthma, strengthening blood capillary walls, reducing cellulite, circulatory system functioning, colds, strengthening connective tissue, spasmodic coughs, diarrhea, edema, energy, fever, gallbladder, bleeding gums, hemorrhaging, influenza, laryngitis, liver disorders, lung circulation, muscular cramps, nervous tension, nose bleeds, ovarian cysts, increasing perspiration, skin care, scar tissue, whooping cough, and wounds.
Body System(s) Affected: Cardiovascular System, Muscles and Bones.
Aromatic Influence: It influences and strengthens, and it helps ease the feeling of loss. It creates a feeling of security and grounding, and it helps to heal emotions.
Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and directly on area of concern; diffuse.
Oral Use As Dietary Suppliment: None.
Safety Data: Use with caution during pregnancy.
Blend Classification: Equalizer.
Blends With: Bergamot, clary sage, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, and sandalwood.
Odor: Type: Middle Note (50–80% of the blend); Scent: Fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody with evergreen undertones; Intensity: 3.