Hyssop Premium Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis
Plant Part: Leaves & Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
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.
Color: Pale yellow green
Strength of Aroma: Hyssop has a sweetly medicinal scent that many find appealing.
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.