(Last Updated on : 05/10/2019)
Hyssop oil is a rather an expensive essential oil. This shrub decorates the Mediterranean area, is about 60 cm (2 feet) high and is very attractive to bees. The name Hyssopus was derived from the Hebrew word 'ezob', which means 'Holy herb'. Hyssop
has a pungent bitter taste with heating and drying effects. The therapeutic properties of hyssop oil are anti-rheumatic, astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, Emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, sudorific, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
It is effective in treating female disorders as one of the oldest herbs used by man. It is used for colds, sinus and respiratory problems. It is a balancer and regulator of high blood pressure. It has expectorant qualities and can be helpful in heavy catarrhal conditions. It is a carminative herb and is an ingredient of Chartreuse liquor. This oil mixes with the following oils: Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Lavender, Citrus, Rosemary, Sage, Camphor, Juniper, Cajuput, Laurel (bay), Clarysage
This oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but does contain pinocamphone and should therefore be used in moderation. People suffering from epilepsy even the pregnant ladies should avoid it.
Uses of Hyssop Oil
Hyssop oil gives a feeling of alertness and helps with anxiety and fatigue.
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 and is helpful when used to raise low blood pressure.
This oil benefits the menstrual cycle.
It has good healing properties and helps with bruises as well.