“He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.” Isaiah 44:14 KJV
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil is one of Young Living‘s single oil blends and can be purchased in the “Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit“ or as an individual essential oil. It’s botanical family is Cupressaceae and the plant’s origin is Spain.
The extraction method used for cypress essential oil is it is steam distilled from branches.
It’s ORAC value is 24,300 µTE/100g.
“The Phoenicians and Cretans used cypress for building ships and bows, while the Egyptians made sarcophagi from the wood. The Greeks used cypress to carve statues of their gods. The Greek word “sempervivens,” from which the botanical name is derived, means, “live forever”. The tree shares its name with the island of Cypress, where it is used for worship.
Cypress wood is noted for its durability as it was used most famously for the original doors of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican that legends say lasted over 1,000 years.” (Young, 90)
It can be diffused, directly inhaled, taken as a dietary supplement, or applied topically.
The uses of cypress essential oil are:
- circulatory disorders
- grounding, stabilizing
Works Cited: Young, Gary. Essential Oils Desk Reference.6th ed. Lehi: Life Science Publishing, 2014. Print.
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