Physical benefits of cypress essential oil
Cypress essential oil is often referred to as the fluid regulator, cleanser, and mover. This oil enhances the circulation of fluids and energy while supporting the blood and lymph vessel walls. Studies show that the cypress family of essential oils have antimicrobial properties, which help to cleanse the blood of unwanted bacteria, fungus, and yeast overgrowth. In Chinese medicine, the lymph system is associated with the triple burner meridian, and cypress essential oil is the top choice for supporting this meridian. Cypress removes the stagnation from the lymph system that is associated with cysts, water retention, and low-grade bacterial or fungal overgrowth.*
In western medicine, the vital functions of the lymph system include removing harmful toxins and cellular waste, maturing the lymphocyte immune cells, and maturing adult stems cells. These functions are critical to living a long and healthy life. It is no wonder that the cypress tree is revered for its longevity, with some of these trees living over 1000 years. Traditional Chinese medicine believes cypress essential oil contains the life-force of this evergreen and encourages healthy aging and longevity for anyone who uses it on a regular basis. Testing cypress oil will confirm if this oil supports your individual needs to support your immune, lymph, and reproductive systems effectively. This is especially helpful since these are the systems that often decline first with age.*
The quickest access to the lymph system is through the skin. Everything you apply to your skin is processed through the lymph system. The best ways to use cypress essential oil are topical application and diffusion. The triple burner meridian is most active from 9 pm to 11 pm, and diffusing this essential oil when you go to bed or adding a few drops to an organic lotion or carrier oil and applying to areas of fluid retention will provide the most benefits for your meridian system.*
Emotional benefits of cypress essential oil
In Chinese medicine, the stagnation of fluids relates to feeling stuck in a rut, limited, or restricted. Often the situations that cause these feelings are self-imposed, however, without clarity, it can be challenging to make the necessary changes to achieve your goals. Cypress essential oil supports transforming repressive thought patterns to empowering ones. With the willingness to releasing the past, cypress oil can help the flow of new ideas, emotions, and thought patterns come to you with grace and ease.*
Wisdom is born from experience and is the beneficial attribute associated with triple burner meridian. Due to the age and experience of the cypress tree, its essential oil can help you gain wisdom, self-discipline, and a flexible approach to life that will make it easier to create a lifestyle that supports you into the later years of your life.*
*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Cypress essential oil research articles:
A study concludes that the essential oils from the cupressus family of trees have antimicrobial properties, including both antibacterial and antifungal properties
Ibrahim, T. A., El-Hela, A. A., El-Hefnawy, H. M., Al-Taweel, A. M., & Perveen, S. (2017). Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oils of Some Coniferous Plants Cultivated in Egypt. Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research : IJPR, 16(1), 328–337
A study demonstrates cupressus atlantica has significant antimicrobial activity against all the microbes tested, except Pseudomonas, which showed resistance.
Arjouni MY, Bahri F, Romane A, El Fels MA. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Cupressus atlantica. Nat Prod Commun. 2011 Oct;6(10):1519-22. PubMed PMID: 22164798.
Study of essential oils of Cupressus funebris, Juniperus communis, and J. chinensis (Cupressaceae) as repellents against ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and as toxicants against mosquitoes.
Carroll JF, Tabanca N, Kramer M, Elejalde NM, Wedge DE, Bernier UR, Coy M, Becnel JJ, Demirci B, Başer KH, Zhang J, Zhang S. Essential oils of Cupressus funebris, Juniperus communis, and J. chinensis (Cupressaceae) as repellents against ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and as toxicants against mosquitoes. J Vector Ecol. 2011 Dec;36(2):258-68. doi: 10.1111/j.1948-7134.2011.00166.x. PubMed PMID: 22129397.
The results from this study revealed that C. arizonica essential oil could be considered as a natural larvicide against.
An. Stephensi, Sedaghat MM, Dehkordi AS, Khanavi M, Abai MR, Mohtarami F, Vatandoost H. Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of essential oil of Cupressus arizonica E.L. Greene against malaria vector Anopheles stephensi Liston (Diptera: Culicidae). Pharmacognosy Res. 2011 Apr;3(2):135-9. doi: 10.4103/0974-8490.81962. PubMed PMID: 21772758; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3129023.