-essential oil, hydrolate-
Species: Hyssopus officinalis
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Hyssop essential oil is extracted from Hyssopus officinalis a herb that grows mainly in the Mediterranean region. Hyssop essential oil is extracted from the plant’s leaves and flowers by steam distillation.
In ancient times Hyssop was known as a Holy or Sacred herb because of its disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. It is even mentioned in the Old Testament, where it was used as a purifier. It was used in the Middle Ages to purify sacred places and ward off lice and the Benedictine monks first introduced it to Europe in the 10th century as an ingredient for liqueurs. Today, Hyssop is still used as a key ingredient in a number of liquors, including Benedictine and Chartreuse.
Use with caution. Moderate risk of toxicity. Do not use for more than a few days at a time. Avoid if pregnant, breast feeding, epiletic, suffering with a fever or high blood pressure and with children under 2 years of age.
Hyssop’s anti-inflammatory properties are beneficial for muscular rheumatism, for dispersing bruises and for helping wounds heal
Hyssop essential oil can be beneficial for people who are feeling overworked or stressed. It can help relieve anxiety, and fatigue, soothe the nerves and enhance mental clarity.
Hyssop is reputed to be one of the strongest anti-viral essential oils and is a good tonic for the immune system. It can help with respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, asthma, coughs, colds and sore throats. It helps to reduce phlegm and soothe the heavy, congested feeling in the head and chest. Hyssop is also cleansing and soothing for the digestive system, helping with problems such as indigestion, flatulence and ‘griping’ stomach pains. The oil also benefits the menstrual cycle and can help with monthly water retention.
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