Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Hyssop Essential Oil

Hyssop Essential Oil

Boswellia carterii



Properties:
Hyssop essential oil has a sweet warm odour. It ranges from colourless to a pale yellowish green colour.

Origin:
It originated in the Mediterranean area.

Extraction Method:
The oil is extracted from the leaves and the flowering tops using steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, pinocamphone, isopinocamphene, y-terpineol, 1,8-cineole and thujone.

Therapeutic properties:
Anti-rheumatic, astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, sudorific, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.

Uses:

  1. Hyssop oil gives a feeling of alertness and helps with anxiety and fatigue and is therefore useful during convalescence as a tonic.
  2. It is also effective in cases of respiratory problems and viral infections, such as colds, coughs, sore throats, influenza, bronchitis, asthma, catarrh and tonsillitis.
  3. It helps with colic, flatulence and indigestion, while it helps to regulate circulation.
  4. It is helpful in raising low blood pressure.
  5. Hyssop oil helps to balance the water retention problem during monthly periods.
  6. This oil benefits the menstrual cycle and helps with amenorrhea and leucorrhoea.
  7. It has good healing properties and helps with bruises as well.

Precautions:

  • Hyssop oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but does contain pinocamphone and should therefore be used in moderation.
  • It should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • It should also be avoided by people suffering from epilepsy.

Blends well with:

Angelica, Clary-sage, Geranium, Orange, Tangerine, Melissa and Rosemary.