The Health Benefits of Hyssop Oil
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) also known as the holy herb, is mentioned numerous times in the Holy Bible, its oil is extracted from the leaves and the flowering tops by steam distillation from the plant, of the Labiatae family and grows mainly in the Mediterranean region and was known as a holy or sacred herb in ancient times, it contains anti-rheumatic, astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, sudorific, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary therapeutic properties.
Hyssop oil improves and promotes circulation; it helps cure diseases associated with poor circulation, such as rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and swelling.
Hyssop oil is beneficial for digestion; it stimulates the secretion of gastric juices like acids, enzymes, and bile into the stomach, which speeds up the decomposition of complex proteins, carbohydrates and other nutrients.
This oil, having carminative properties, helps clear gases from the intestines and relieves you of problems like uneasiness, heaviness, stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and even heart troubles. Furthermore, Hyssop oil does not allow the formation of gas. It actually stimulates the downward passage of gas for safe expulsion from the body.
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 leucorrhoea. It has good healing properties and helps with bruises as well.
As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, hyssop oil can relieve anxiety, fatigue, respiratory and viral infections, menstrual problems, colic, flatulence, indigestion and boosts the skin with its healing action.
To help heal cuts and wounds, dilute with water, place on cotton ball, and dab affected areas.
For sore throats, tonsillitis, or whooping cough, use 3-5 drops in a steam inhalation.
Hyssop oil should be avoided during pregnancy or have a medical condition.