Cypress oil’s most noted actions on the physical plane is the regulation of fluid movement including relief of: excessive sweating, edema, hemostatic actions [i.e., counteraction of bleeding, including nose bleeds, heavy menstrual bleeding], varicose veins and hemorrhoids via venous constriction, sex hormonal dysregulation, bedwetting in children, and uncontrolled crying. Hormones are secreted in a fluid matrix and transported via fluid mediums. Because Cypress is brilliantly impactful in creating and maintaining healthy fluid flows in the body, it can also support hormonal imbalances that have at their root fluid stagnation issues.
The therapeutic properties of Cypress are rich. In addition to the information above about Cypress sex hormones, Cypress is excellent for circulation and treats many different types of conditions that involves fluid regulation issues: This can include edema, Pelvic dampness, swelling and lymphatic stagnation. It aids in toxin removal and can actually help promote sweating. It treats muscle cramps and spasms and is known to support restless leg syndrome as well as pain from peripheral neuropathy. It works wonderfully in a liniment made for painful arthritic joints. It has an affinity for the lungs, opening and relaxing airways and treating spasmodic coughs. In Chinese Medicine the Lungs and the Colon are connected through the Metal Element (and the season of Fall time). Indeed, we see the support of the large intestine with Cypress; helping transit time and chronic constipation as well as loose stool (it helps regulate healthy fluid / water volume in the colon.