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Cypress Essential Oil Constituents
Cypress Essential Oil
uses, description and
Cypress trees are native to the Mediterranean area but was named after the
island of Cyprus where it used to be worshipped as it was believed that one of
the deities was turned into a Cypress tree.
the Cypress tree has been a
favourite decorative tree in cemeteries since ancient history.
Here to go to the Cypress herb page for more information
Uses for/In treatment of:
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Constituents (Cypress Ingredients):
Below we list reported
constituents of this Cypress. This may not be complete as continuous research
constantly discovers new constituents. |
Pinene: Commonly found in Oil of Turpentine extracted from Pinus
specie trees, pinene (alpha-pinene and beta-pinene) is also widely distributed
in other plants. It is used for Rheumatism as a liniment but is best known by
Aromatherapists and a tonic of the mucus membranes of the respiratory system.
Pinene is also important for its pleasant fragrance and is believed to have
diuretic properties by many.
Sabinol: An alcohol.
Furfurol: an Aldehyde used as a solvent, insecticide and
fungicide. often used to flavour food, it has a distinctive odor. Furfural is an
irritant to mucus membranes and in any significant dosage acts on the central
nervous system. if ingested it has many negative effects including nervous and
coordination disturbance and malfunctioning, headaches and vision impairment.
Aldehydes: Aldehydes are a class of highly reactive chemical
compounds that are intermediate between acids and alcohols, containing less
hydrogen than alcohols and less oxygen than acids.
Aldehydes are mostly irritants and can cause skin
irritation in even when diluted. Monoterpene Aldehydes are geranial,
citronellal, citral (which is responsible for the sharp distinctive citric
smell) while Cyclic Aldehydes are also known as aromatic Aldehydes have far more
cloying and sweet smells like Cinnamic Aldehyde and Benzaldehyde, which are
Cyclic Aldehydes, widely used in the perfume industry.
If ingested aldehydes are very irritant to the gastrointestinal tract, causing
nausea and diarrhoea.
For further detail see specific aldehydes:
Terpinyl Acetate: An Ester.
Esters: Mainly found in small amounts in flowers, Esters are
responsible for the characteristic fragrances of the flowers and volatile oils.
are mostly sedative and antispasmodic and generally non-irritant and mild,
although some, like Methyl Salicylate, found in wintergreen, are more irritant.
Camphene: No current data available
Cymene: No current data available
Sylvestrene: No current data available
Cypress Contraindications, do not use if:
Do not use on mucous membranes ||Could be irritant to all
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We cannot warrant that this list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an
appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.|
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