Found in the Mediterranean area, the Hyssop plant is a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea.
The name Hyssopus was well known in ancient times and even used by Hippocrates, it was derived from the Hebrew word ‘ezob’ which means ‘holy herb’ Hyssop has been well known cross-culturally for centuries as a healing herb and modern science is beginning to uncover the roots of this ancient healer.
The health benefits of Hyssop Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an astringent, stimulant, anti-Spasmodic, anti-rheumatic.
Some Uses & Benefits of Hyssop Essential Oil:
- Anti tetanus
- Cicatrisant i.e. Aids healing of cuts, scrapes and wounds
- Anti asthmatic
- Emmenagogue i.e. Helps treat irregular, obstructed or painful menstrual periods.
- Anti viral
- Febrifuge i.e. Fever reducing
- Vulnerary i.e. Protects wounds from infections
- Anti aging
- Anti wrinkle
- Anti hemorrhagic
- Anti rheumatic
- Anti arthritic.
- Anti infectious
- Anti acne
- Treats eczema
Hyssop Essential Oil Blends Well With: Essential Oils of Myrtle, Cajeput, Angelica, Lavandin, Geranium, Orange, Tangerine, Melissa, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Ravensara and Niaouli
Note / Caution: Generally known to be safe i.e. non sensitizing and non irritating. However, children, pregnant, breastfeeding women and epileptics