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MEDICINAL USE Relieves anxiety- Cypress oil has sedative effects, and it induces a calm and relaxed feeling. This can be particularly helpful for people who are undergoing emotional stress, having trouble sleeping, or have Heals wounds and infections - Cypress oil treats both experienced recent trauma or shock. external and internal wounds. Treats cramps and muscle pulls- When used topically, cypress oil reduces spasms, increases blood circulation and eases chronic pain. Eliminates respiratory conditions- Cypress oil clears congestion and eliminates phlegm that builds up in the respiratory tract and lungs. Cypress oil treats conditions like asthma and bronchitis. It can be used as a cosmetic ingredient in soap making because of its ability to kill bacteria on the skin. It is also used to treat sores, pimples, pustules and skin eruptions. Cypress used to be used in dtilleries as staves to hold mash ferments to make alcohol before the invention of stainless steal. Cypress wood is a popular wood for building uses, cabinet Natural deodorant- Cypress essential oil has a clean, spicy and masculine fragrance that lifts the spirits stimulates happiness and energy, making it an excellent natural deodorant. It can easily replace synthetic deodorants because of its antibacterial properties. An essential oil from the leaves and cones is used in aromatherapy. making and wardrobes, especially it retains its fragrance, repels moths and is impervious to woodworm.