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  Lymphatic and venous decongestant +++ 
Prostate decongestant +++ 
Relieves coughs ++ 
Intestinal tonic ++ 
Regulates the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems ++ 
Main therapeutic indications  Varicose veins, haemorrhoids, swelling in legs +++  
Spasmodic, dry and tickly coughs +++ 
Loss of voice +++ 
Enuresis in children +++ 
Digestive and pancreatic sluggishness ++  
Prostatitis and prostatic congestion +++ 
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