Obtained through the steam distillation of twigs, needles and stems of the Cypress tree. Throughout history, cypress has been associated with death and found in and around cemeteries.
Diuretic: Increases frequency of urination, which helps to flush toxins from the body and clean the kidneys.
Hemostatic: Promotes the clotting of blood, and has the ability to stop the flow of blood in an emergency.
Sedative: Cypress oil has a calming effect and can be used to relieve anxiety and stress, as well as promote a restful night’s sleep.
Anti-spasmodic: Effective in reducing or relieving muscle cramps and spasms. Can be used to effectively treat pulled muscles.
Cypress oil should not be used during pregnancy.