Hyssop

Once considered sacred, this herb was often used in purification practices. Hyssop comes from the Mediterranean. Most of the oil produced goes into expensive perfumes.

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Extraction: Distilled from flowering tops. The odor is spicy, strong, herbaceous.

Emotional Attribute: A sedative, hyssop reduces grief and hysteria while increasing mental clarity.

Considerations: A nervous-system stimulant, use hyssop with caution: large doses may raise blood pressure and trigger asthma or epilepsy.

Associated Oil:

Hyssop (H. officinalis var. decumbens) –This variety of hyssop contains none of the hazardous ketones found in regular hyssop. High in linalol, it is a sinus and lung decongestant, safe for allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma and nervousness.

For more Essential Oils visit the Aromatherapy Materia Medica

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Kathi Keville Written by Kathi Keville

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