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Hyssop Essential Oil

Hyssopus officinalis Origin: Hungary

Hyssop Essential Oil

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Botanical Name

Hyssopus officinalis

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Flowering plant

Note Classification



Sweet, rich herbaceous, camphoraceous

Traditional Use

Hyssop has a history as a strewing and purifying herb.


Antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cicatrizant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, sedative, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary

Blends Well With

Bay, clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrtle, orange, rosemary, sage

Of Interest

It is one of the bitter herbs mentioned in the Old Testament, employed to purify the temples. Romans used hyssop to protect themselves against the plague, and to disinfect the houses of the sick.

Safety Data

Avoid in epilepsy, and while pregnant. Not for internal use.


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).