- Color: Clear
- Oil Consistency: Thin
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Fresh, earthy, fruity, woody, slightly sweet.
Action: Anticatarrhal, mucolytic, decongestant, expectorant, cleansing, depurative, antirheumatic, astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, sudorific, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary.
Benefits, Indications: Anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bruises, respiratory infections, coughs, cuts, dermatitis, dyspepsia, fatigue, nervous tension, parasites (it expels worms), rheumatism, sore throats, viral infections, wounds. Hyssop oil gives a feeling of alertness and helps with anxiety and fatigue and is therefore useful during convalescence as a tonic.
It is also effective in cases of respiratory problems and viral infections, such as colds, coughs, sore throats, influenza, bronchitis, asthma, catarrh and tonsillitis. It helps with colic, flatulence and dyspepsia, while it helps to regulate circulation and is helpful when used to raise low blood pressure.
During monthly periods, where water retention can be a problem, hyssop oil helps to balance this. In general, this oil benefits the menstrual cycle and helps with amenorrhea and leucorrhea. It has good healing properties and helps with bruises as well.
Chemical Constituents: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, pinocamphone, isopinocamphene, y-terpineol, 1,8-cineole and thujone
Precautions: Moderately toxic and neurotoxic (toxic to the nervous system). Avoid in epilepsy, fever, pregnancy and children. Avoid in hypertension.
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