CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL: Uses and benefits

Cupressus sempervirens

Plant Organ: Branches

Optimal ranges of biochemical composition of a good pure and chemotyped essential oil of Cypress:

  • Delta-3-Carene 12-25%
  • Ar-tumerone ≤20%
  • Cedrol 0.8-7%
  • Limonene 1.8-5%
  • Terpenyl Acetate 1-4.5%
  • Germacrene D 0.5-4%
  • Beta-Myrcene 1-3.5%
  • Beta-Pinene 0.5-3%
  • Sabinene 0.4-2.6%
  • Terpinen-4-Ol 0.2-2%

General information and properties:

Its high content of alpha pinene and delta 3 carene, give Cypress essential oil expectorant, venous decongestant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-infective, fungicidal properties as well as a moderate spasmolytic action. This essential oil has the ability to prevent glycation. Alpha pinene regulates the secretion of the bronchi and stimulates the muciparous glands, generating an expectorant effect. The anti-inflammatory activity of Cypress essential oil is characterized by the action of its monoterpene carbides that inhibit 5-lipo-oxygenase and by the synthesis of leukotrienes responsible for inflammation, fluid retention, mucus secretion and oppression in the lungs.

correct traditional indications

Cardiology / Vascular Surgery


Dilute 1 drop of Cypress essential oil in 9 drops of Safflower vegetable oil . Gently massage the edema as if doing a lymphatic drainage.

heavy legs

Dilute 1 drop of Cypress essential oil in 9 drops of Safflower or Argan vegetable oil . Massage the legs from the ankle to the upper part of the leg until completely absorbed into the skin as if doing a lymphatic drainage.

Varicose veins

Dilute 1 drop of Cypress essential oil in 9 drops of Safflower vegetable oil . Massage the varicose veins only from below towards the heart as if doing a lymphatic drainage.

General medicine


Mix 20 drops of Cypress essential oil with 20 drops of lemon oil and 13 drops of patchouli oil and 25 mL of Safflower vegetable oil . Apply 8 drops topically twice a day.

Otorhinolaryngology / Pneumology

loss of voice

Mix 2 drops of Cypress essential oil with a teaspoon of honey in an infusion of Thyme. Take the mixture 3 times a day until you notice improvement.

Dry cough

Mix 1 drop of Cypress essential oil with a teaspoon of honey. Apply under the tongue 4 times a day until the cough disappears.

Dry cough

Dilute 3 drops of Cypress essential oil in 3 drops of Safflower vegetable oil . Massage the chest.


prostatic congestion

Dilute 1 drop of Cypress essential oil in 9 drops of Safflower vegetable oil . Massage into the lower abdomen until fully absorbed into the skin.

infant enuresis

Dilute 1 drop of Cypress essential oil in 4 drops of Safflower vegetable oil . Massage, before sleeping, on the soles of the feet, the lower part of the abdomen and the area of ​​the spine until completely absorbed into the skin.

Permitted use according to age or condition of the patient:

Safe application routes:

Risks of using essential oil:

Warnings on the use of essential oils:

The information on traditional use is not a substitute for the advice of a pharmacist or aromatherapy physician. Its use without attending to said recommendation will always be under your responsibility. If in doubt, it is recommended to consult your doctor. It is important to confirm the diagnosis of your disease or condition to make the best decision. It is especially important to review the contraindications and precautions for use of each essential oil. The indications and contraindications of an essential oil depend on its molecular composition. The traditional uses reported refer to essential oils and 100% pure vegetable oils with detailed information on origin, quality and specific molecular composition ranges for a SAFE AND EFFECTIVE AROMATHERAPY. THEY DO NOT APPLY TO ANY ESSENTIAL OIL THAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THIS INFORMATION. QUALITY GLOBAL SAS AND/OR DOCTOR SALIARMO AND/OR AROMATMA SAS is not responsible for inappropriate and/or abusive use of essential oils and vegetable oils. Allergy: Before using an essential oil, it is advisable to apply a drop on the inside of the elbow and wait 24 hours in order to demonstrate a possible allergic reaction. It is appropriate to consult the chapter entitled "Risks of using essential oil" if the icon "Allergy risks" appears.


Do not apply during pregnancy or during lactation. Do not apply in patients with estrogen dependent cancer. Apply under medical supervision in asthmatic and epileptic patients. Apply under medical supervision for oral or diffusion application, since its contraindications in the blood, as well as its "hormone-like" and emmenagogue behavior, are patent. Potential drug interaction; aspirin, anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs (increased risk of bleeding). Interaction with blood pressure. For topical use, dilute it in a vegetable oil in a maximum proportion equivalent to 20%. It is advisable to test the oil on the inside of the elbow to demonstrate the risk of allergy.


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Image source:áceas/Cupressus%20sempervirens%201.jpg

Image description: Cypress 1. General appearance of the tree. 2. Branch with mature strobila. 3. Strobili open with seeds.

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