Hyssop Essential Oil**
(Hyssopus officinalis) France
sweet, warm aroma
Offering the finest quality therapeutic grade essential oils
** double price oil
Aromatherapy properties: antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant; purification, stimulating, relieving anxiety and tension
The essential oil of Hyssop is extracted using steam distillation of the leaves and flowers. Hyssop is a shrub which grows mainly in the Mediterranean region and was known as a holy or sacred herb in ancient times.
Being an antispasmodic, Hyssop essential oil gives relief to spasms of the respiratory system, thereby curing spasmodic coughs. It also relieves spasms of the nervous system such as convulsions and related problems. It reduces muscular spasms, cramps, spasms of the intestines, gives relief to acute abdominal pain. It is also beneficial in curing spasmodic cholera.
Hyssop oil improves and promotes circulation and helps cure diseases associated with poor circulation, such as rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and swelling. Hyssop is also effective in keeping the nervous system healthy and in good working order and helps to avoid nervous disorders. It is effective in cases of vertigo. Hyssop essential oil is a good nervine and tones up the entire nervous system.
It is useful in preventing infections from developing in the wounds. Deep cuts heal quicker and the scar marks left by them will disappear sooner if Hyssop oil is applied to them. It is equally beneficial in diminishing spots from boils, pox, infections, and insect bites.
Hyssop oil facilitates digestion. Being a stimulant, it stimulates the secretion of gastric juices like acids, enzymes, and bile into the stomach, which speeds up the decomposition of complex proteins, carbohydrates and other nutrients. It also facilitates the passage of these foods through the intestines by stimulating peristaltic motion, thereby optimizing the absorption of these nutrients by intestinal villi. It also kills intestinal worms.
It is an expectorant and thus is a good remedy to loosen phlegm that has been tightly deposited in the respiratory tracts. This keeps the respiratory warm and stops any further deposition of phlegm in it. Hyssop helps to cure the infections due to the common cold. When fever is due to infections, it helps reduce it by fighting infections. When fever is due to an accumulation of toxins in the body, this oil reduces it by promoting the removal of toxins from the body through urination. Hyssop oil also brings about sweating, which helps bring down a person’s temperature in cases of very high fever. Breathe easy.
Hyssop is beneficial for hypotensive individuals (those who suffer from low blood pressure). This essential oil can raise blood pressure and helps alleviate imbalances associated with low blood pressure, such as headaches, tendency of vomiting, fatigue, and swelling in the limbs.
Blending: Hyssop oil blends well with Geranium, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, and Rosemary essential oils.