Hyssop Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety


Oil Name:
 Hyssop Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii

Oil Overview

Hyssop essential oil has a sweet warm odour. It ranges from colourless to a pale yellowish green colour.

Oil Sources

Hyssop originated in the Mediterranean area. The oil is extracted from the leaves and the flowering tops of Hyssop using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, pinocamphone, isopinocamphene, y-terpineol, 1,8-cineole and thujone.

Aroma

Floral, Herbaceous

Therapeutic Properties:

Anti-rheumatic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Cicatrisant, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Hypotensive, Nervine, Sudorific, Tonic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary

Possible Uses

Asthma, Bronchitis, Bruising, Catarrh, Colds and Flu, Colic, Coughs, Flatulence, Indigestion, Menstrual Pain, Sore Throat, Water Retention

Warnings

Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Hyssop oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but does contain pinocamphone and should therefore be used in moderation.
It should be avoided during pregnancy.
It should also be avoided by people suffering from epilepsy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Angelica, Clary Sage, Geranium, Mandarin, Melissa, Orange, Rosemary

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