Hyssop Essential Oil

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Hyssop Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of Origin: Slovenia
Plant Part: Leaves
Growth Method: Organic, Unsprayed
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Clear to Pale Yellow
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Medium

The garden herb Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is a popular staple in the culinary and medical arts, used as a seasoning for food and an ingredient in traditional medicine. This small perennial herb is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family, and is known for its sweet scent yet contrasting bitter taste. Though native to Europe and Central Asia, it is widely cultivated and has become naturalized in North America. Hyssop is a small plant approximately 0.5 meter tall and has a fibrous rhizome from which woody, quadrangular stems emerge. Short, narrow leaves grow in pairs around it, with whorled tubular flowers blossoming on top of the slim stem. Depending on the variety, the flowers can occur in rose, purple, mauve, blue or white. Of the four sub-species of Hyssop, it is the Hyssopus officinalis that is the main source of the herb's essential oil and is best-suited for therapeutic uses due to its lower toxicity.

Hyssop essential oil is a highly-valued ingredient in medicine due to its versatility. Known for its antimicrobial properties, it is particularly helpful in strengthening the immune system and battling respiratory ailments. Hyssop oil is an expectorant when taken as a warm infusion and can be used to expel phlegm in the lungs. It can also be used to relieve asthma. Hyssop essential oil is an excellent diaphoretic that helps lower fevers and eliminate body toxins. It is also an excellent treatment for cold sores, such as herpes simplex.

In its diluted form, external application of Hyssop essential oil is an excellent treatment for bruises, wounds, eczema and dermatitis. It can also be used as a chest rub to relieve bronchitis and nasal congestion. Hyssop oil can also be used as a skin wash to help burns heal and lessen inflammation. Taken in tea form or as an aromatherapeutic ingredient in bath water, Hyssop helps relieve muscular pain and rheumatism. Hyssop oil can also be used as a steam inhalant to relieve ear ache.

Hyssop essential oil has an intense fragrance with sweet, woody, camphoraceous top notes and spicy and herbaceous undertones. It has a warm and pungent scent tinged with camphor.

The uplifting scent of Hyssop is useful in increasing inspiration and concentration, as well as in aiding meditation. Its fragrance has a purifying and cleansing effect on the mind that helps stimulate creativity.

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Hyssop essential oil should be used in moderate amounts and must not be used continuously over long periods of time. Pregnant women, children and epileptics should avoid the use of any form of Hyssop completely.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Do not use during pregnancy.

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Date: January 14, 2011

Written by: from Richmond

Overall Rating: 4

Sweet and flowery. Very pleasant fragrance. It is a little pricey but good value though.

 
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