Tips for using cypress essential oil in herbal medicine, home remedies, and aromatherapy

Cypress essential oil is distilled from the leaves and cones of the (Cupressus Sempervirens) tree. The scent is refreshing and clear. Cypress essential oil regulates body fluids, restores vitality, and is a good skin toner. It is used on broken capillaries, wounds, and problem skin. This oil is also used in the treatment of colds, bronchitis, flu, incontinence, nervous disorders, menopausal symptoms, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, excess sweating, and circulatory problems.

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Cypress essential oil can help calm over-talkative people.

Cypress essential oil is good for treating swelling.

Cypress essential oil is astringent and relaxing. It is good for all types of excess fluid production including swelling, edema, heavy periods, and diarrhea. Try a few drops of cypress on a handkerchief to relieve nasal congestion. When used in the bath, cypress oil helps relieve aching legs and swollen ankles. Cypress gets the lymphatic system flowing so that toxins are removed from the body.

Cypress essential oil is used in natural products and herbal medicine.

Cypress is also used as a natural deodorant, insect repellant, and mild sedative (although it can also be stimulating). It helps rid the body of cellulite and restores moisture to aging skin.

Cypress essential oil is useful during times of change.

Cypress oil calms over-talkative people. It is good to use in times of change especially during moves, career changes, and periods of grief.

* Avoid cypress if you suffer from high blood pressure. Never massage the areas around varicose veins while using cypress essential oil.Do not take essential oils internally. Always dilute essential oils with good carrier oil before use (such as almond or olive oil). Always consult with a healthcare professional before using any herbal remedy especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking other medicines.

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