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Latin Name: Hyssopus officinalis
Common Name: Hyssop (aka Azob)
Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis
Botany: A perennial herbaceous semi-woody plant with small blue flowers. Native from Southern Europe east to central Asia.
History: Hyssop can be traced back to the Greeks and Hebrews who used it as a sacred herb. It appears in the New Testament and Old Testament. Hyssop also is used in the perfume industry as well as an ingredient in Chartreuse liqueur.
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
Fragrance: Camphoraceous, herbaceous, spicy, fresh, earthy, woodsy
Color of Oil: Clear
Note: Middle Note
Blends well with: Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Camphor, Celery, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Melissa, Myrtle, Niaouli, Orange, Ravensara, Rosemary, Sage, Tangerine
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Hyssop is clearing and stimulating. It increases alertness and courage and dispels fear and grief.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Hyssop is anti-infectious and antispasmodic. It is a circulatory system stimulant and helps normalize blood pressure. Hyssop is good for bruises, colds, bronchitis, wounds, earaches, and asthma. It is also a laxative and may help rheumatism and MS (Multiple Sclerosis).
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Hyssop opens the third eye chakra. It is also used in purification ceremonies to release negativity.
Chemical Constituents: alpha-pinene, pinanone, pinocamphene
Common Adulterants: Cedar leaf oil, camphor oil, rosemary oil, sage oil, myrtle oil
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy and if epileptic. Toxic in high concentrations.
Color Energy: Light Blue - Drying