Scientific name: Hyssopus officinalis
Oil origin: Flowers, herb
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Fresh, spice-like, herbal, warm
Odor strength: High
Evaporation: Middle note, base note
Hyssop is a member of the Lamiaceae or mint family. It is native to Southern Europe and Asia. The Hebrew people called this herb azob, meaning "holy herb." In ancient times hyssop was used for cleansing temples and sacred spaces. The Romans used hyssop as a protective measure from the plague. In ancient Greece the physicians Galen and Hippocrates recommended hyssop for inflammations of the throat and chest, pleurisy, and other bronchial complaints.
Hyssop essential oil is most well known for its effectivity at boosting the immune system to combat colds and respiratory infections. It is also efficacious in the treatment of cold sores and herpes, probably because of the stimulation of the body's defense mechanisms. It’s diaphoretic properties promote perspiration and the detoxification of the body by sweating out toxins and impurities. The oil assists a speedy recovery from wounds and bruises due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic benefits. The analgesic and antispasmodic properties of hyssop make it ideal for soothing tired and sore muscles, the compound responsible for this effect is thought to be isopinocamphone. The oil is also effective for skin ailments such as eczema, dermatitis, acne, and such because of its cleansing and antiseptic properties it thoroughly cleanses the face. Studies have indicated that hyssop essential oil exhibits significant anti-HIV activity. The olfactory quality of the oil reduces anxiety and promotes a sense of well being.
Hyssop essential oil is analgesic, antispasmodic, decongestant, hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, circulatory, diaphoretic, respiratory tonic, astringent, and antiviral
Hyssop essential oil is a therapeutic and fresh addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, incense, candles, and aromatherapy.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
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