Cypress

Botanical Name Cupressus sempervirens 
Botanical family Cupressaceae 
Origin France, Provence 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Leafy twigs 
Note Middle-base 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color very pale yellow to orange-yellow 
Odor turpentine then woody and amber, very fine 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpenes (80%): pinenes, carene  
Sesquiterpenols (< 5%): cedrol  
Therapeutic properties  1. Lymphatic and venous decongestant 
2. Prostate decongestant
3. Relieves coughs
4. Intestinal tonic
5. Regulates the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
Main therapeutic indications  1. Varicose veins, haemorrhoids, swelling in legs  
2. Spasmodic, dry and tickly coughs
3. Loss of voice  
4. Enuresis in children
5. Digestive and pancreatic sluggishness   
6. Prostatitis and prostatic congestion
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