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 and Geranium. 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