Cypriol oil or nagarmotha oil is very popular in India. And it is widely used in Ayurveda. So here’s more about the properties, benefits and uses of cypriol essential oil.
Cypriol Oil Properties
The botanical name for cypriol or nagarmotha is Cyperus scariosus. Look out for this name when buying the oil.
Color and smell
Cypriol oil ranges in color from yellow to amber to brown. And it has a woody, earthy, smoky, manly smell. It also has hints of leather.
What’s in the oil?
The composition of cypriol oil varies considerably. But the main compounds are cyperene, cyperotundone and patchoulenone. Corymbolone, beta-selinene, rotundone, and agarol have also been reported.
Cypriol Oil Benefits
There are few studies that look into the benefits of cypriol oil.
This 2014 study compiled past research on the oil. It mentioned a study done 40 years ago that found the oil may have anti-inflammatory benefits. And another one done in the 1980s noted the oil was antimicrobial and antifungal.
That’s all the research available on the benefits of cypriol oil. Bummer!
Cypriol Oil Uses
Cypriol oil is great for guys. It has that right mix of woody, earthy, leathery tones.
You can add it to your diffuser. And blend it with other woody, earthy oils like cedarwood, sandalwood and patchouli. Cypriol also works great with floral and citrus oils. So try it with bergamot, orange, jasmine and ylang ylang.
You can add cypriol to your massage blends too. But patch test first to make sure you are not allergic to the oil.
Oh and add it to your beard oil too. It’ll make your beard smell awesome. But remember, dilute the oil properly.
Finally, talk to your doctor before using this or any other essential oil. This is important if you have health problems or take any special medication. You should also talk to your doctor before using it if you are pregnant or nursing. Safety first!