Explaining Essential Oils:  Hyssop

Explaining Essential Oils


Botanical Name: Hyssopus Officinalis

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What is it? 

Hyssop essential oil is created by steam distillation by harvesting the flowers and leaves of the Hyssop plant, which looks very similar to lavender.

How can I use it? 

One of the most beneficial uses of Hyssop essential oil is its healing benefits when used in aromatherapy. The use of Hyssop in folk medicine to alleviate respiratory symptoms has been touted for centuries. Adding a few drops of Hyssop can  help soothe cold and allergy symptoms and relieve congestion. Research shows that Hyssop was able to affect the levels of a number of cytokines in asthmatic mice, leading to a decrease in the severity of their respiratory distress.

Hyssop can be an effective method to manage chronic inflammation. When safely applied topically with a carrier oil, it can minimize discomfort associated with aches, arthritis and post work out soreness.  

What are the benefits? 

Hyssop oil contains many healing ingredients such as flavonoids and tannins which are believed to provide this oil with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

What are the risks?  

Hyssop essential oil should never be taken internally without discussing it with your healthcare provider. Never start any holistic modality without first contacting your physician to discuss the risks and benefits.

Where to buy? 

Mary Tylor Naturals is proud to offer a selection of pure essential oils to improve your well-being. We stand by our motto, “Better Ingredients for a Better Life!”  

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