Hyssop Essential Oil
Hyssop essential oil has a sweet warm odour. It ranges from colourless to a pale yellowish green colour.
It originated in the Mediterranean area.
The oil is extracted from the leaves and the flowering tops using steam distillation.
A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, pinocamphone, isopinocamphene, y-terpineol, 1,8-cineole and thujone.
Anti-rheumatic, astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, sudorific, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
- Hyssop oil gives a feeling of alertness and helps with anxiety and fatigue and is therefore useful during convalescence as a tonic.
- It is also effective in cases of respiratory problems and viral infections, such as colds, coughs, sore throats, influenza, bronchitis, asthma, catarrh and tonsillitis.
- It helps with colic, flatulence and indigestion, while it helps to regulate circulation.
- It is helpful in raising low blood pressure.
- Hyssop oil helps to balance the water retention problem during monthly periods.
- This oil benefits the menstrual cycle and helps with amenorrhea and leucorrhoea.
- It has good healing properties and helps with bruises as well.
- 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.