Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Hyssop

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Hyssop flowers
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

Hyssop oil comes from the leaves and flowers of the Hyssopus officinalis plant. It has a warm, sweet scent and is a middle note scent.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Circulatory[edit | edit source]

Reduces water retention. Raises blood pressure.

Digestive[edit | edit source]

Relieves indigestion and flatulence.

Emotional[edit | edit source]

Soothes anxiety and fatigue.

Gynecological[edit | edit source]

Helps to regulate the menstrual cycle.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, coughs and symptoms of a cold.

Caution[edit | edit source]

  • Don't use hyssop oil during pregnancy.
  • Don't use hyssop oil if you have epilepsy.
  • Don't use hyssop oil if you have hypertension (high blood pressure).