Hyssop - Hyssopus officinalis

Sacred to early Greeks and Hebrews. Warm and Vibrant, can promote alertness and clarity of thought. 

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County of Origin France
Botanical Family Lamiaceae
Therapeutic Properties Anti-infectious, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, digestive tonic, emmenagogic, nervine
Chemical Family Ketones, Monoterpenes
Approx. Shelf Life 6 years
Plant Parts Leaves, flowering tops
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Celery, Fennel, Lavender, Orange, Rosemary, Tangerine

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History: It is an ancient oil and reference is made to it in the Bible (Psalm 51:7, John 19:20), but most believe this hyssop was referring to an oregano. Still, there are numerous ancient references to it being used medicinally and religiously. As a stewing herb in the Middle Ages, the infusion was applied topically for lice.

Characteristics:  A top note with a medium aroma, Hyssop Essential Oil has a sweetly medicinal scent that many find appealing.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for dermatitis, rashes, rough skin, ulcers, asthma, spasmodic cough, indigestion, nervous dyspepsia, menstrual cramps, sexual over-activity, headaches, insomnia, nervous tension, neuralgia, stress. Used to calm, promote sleep and relieve pain.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, compress, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, lotion, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation, steam and sauna room.

Safety: Nontoxic, but use with caution. Avoid with pregnancy, infants, children, elderly, epilepsy (pinocamphone) and high blood pressure. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
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