Description of Hyssop Oil, Pure Essential Oil 1 oz, NOW Foods
Hyssop is a small perennial native to Europe and the Mediterranean. It is mentioned
in the Bible as well as early medical texts from European herbalists. Its aroma
is unique and it is often mixed with other essential oils for a subtle, spicy
undertone. This essential oil is 100% pure.
Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal use. Do not use
during pregnancy, do not use if you are epileptic. For aromatherapeutic use only.
Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
About Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Fun fact: In the 10th century, Benedictine monks introduced hyssop to Europe
as an ingredient for liqueurs.
Hyssop, also known as the holy herb, is mentioned numerous times in the Holy
Bible. Used by powerful biblical leaders, like David, Moses, Solomon, and Jesus,
hyssop cleansed and purified mankind, both internally and externally. It was
also used to wash and polish sacred places. Others embraced hyssop as well.
The Greeks used hyssop for respiratory problems. Persians used hyssop in a type
of body lotion to give the skin a fine color. Indians used it to reduce body
tissue fluids, to alleviate bruises, and to soothe cuts and wounds. And Europeans
in the 17th century used hyssop as an air freshener. Once used extensively across
the globe, its use in the Western world diminished as modern day medicine took
its place. Now with a resurgence in acceptance of holistic therapies, hyssop
is once again a therapeutic leader.
Mixes well with: Clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, orange,
sage, rosemary, and tangerine.
Parts used: Leaves and flowering tops.
Extraction method: Steam distillation.
Safety Information: Avoid if pregnant. Do not use if diagnosed with epilepsy
or high blood pressure.
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