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Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis

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Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis
Plant Part: Leaves & Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Origin: Slovenja

Description: This shrub decorates the Mediterranean area. It is about 60 cm (2 feet) high and very attractive to bees. It has a woody, hairy stem, small lance-shaped green leaves and purple-blue flowers.

Colour: Pale yellow green

Common Uses: Hyssop is known to help ease sore throats caused by sinus issues. Some authorities believe it can relieve bronchial spasms and thus might be helpful for asthma attacks.

Consistency: Thin

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Hyssop has a sweetly medicinal scent that many find appealing.

Blends well with: Eucalyptus, Ravensara, Niouli, Cajeput, Myrtle

Aromatic Scent: The therapeutic properties of Hyssop oil are as an anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cicatrizant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, sedative, stimulant, tonic and as a vulnerary.   Hyssop is great for chest infections and breathing disorders.

History: Already well known in ancient times, Hyssop was referred to in the Bible for its cleansing effect in connection with plague, leprosy and chest ailments. Hyssop was used for purifying sacred places and as a strewing herb in the Middle Ages to ward off lice.

Cautions: Hyssop oil is non-irritant, non-sensitizing but does contain pinocamphone and should therefore be used in moderation an avoided during pregnancy, by people suffering from epilepsy.  Not recommended for children unless under the guidance of an aromatherapist

Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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  • Model: AEO.HYS
  • 9994 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Essentialz

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 25 April, 2006.