Hyssop Essential Oil

£13.51 £27.36 inc VAT

Extracted by distillation of the flowering tops, Hyssop is sweet camphoraceous in aroma and subtle warm, herbaceous undertones. Hyssop is calming and may help to maintain a healthy digestive system.

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Description

Hyssop | Latin Name: Hyssopus Officinalis | Family: Lamiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Flowering Tops

Hyssop Essential Oil is a pale yellow-green oil with a sweet camphoraceous aroma and subtle warm, herbaceous undertones.

It’s a perennial herb about 60cms high with purple-blue flowers.  The flowering tops of the plant are used to produce the essential oil. There are four main species of but the main oil-producing types H.officinals. H.officinalis var decumbens is less toxic than many other types and is well suited to aromatherapy use. Gratiola officnalis is still used in herbal medicines but actually belongs to an entirely different plant family.

Blends

Blends well with Angelica, Celery Seed, Fennel, Lavender, Melissa, Orange, Rosemary, Sage, Geranium and Tangerine.

Hyssop is a MIDDLE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Hyssop is anti-allergic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, cicatrizant, digestive and emmenagogic.  It is used to treat bronchitis, asthma, hay fever, coughs and colds, emphysema and influenza.  It is effective for bruises, wounds, scars and eczema, loss of appetite, asthma and scanty, irregular periods.  It can be used to regulate blood pressure if used in an informed manner and under direction.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Hyssop has an ancient reputation for use in purification for sacred places and sacred people and was offered to Jesus on the cross with a sponge of vinegar.  It was also used to regulate blood pressure, ease bronchitis and calm anxiety states.

Safety Data & MSDS

Not normally used on babies, children and the elderly, or on pregnant women.  Hyssop has different proportions of chemicals depending on the time of harvest.  Traditional harvest will produce oil high in Pinocamphone, whereas if the plant is harvested later in the season, the Pinocamphone levels drop dramatically.  This latter is the safer oil to use, particularly if a client has slightly high blood pressure.  Hyssop is used as a flavour ingredient in alcoholic drinks and is also a base for eau-de-cologne.

Ketones <55%, monoterpenes 25%

Hyssop MSDS
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