hyssop flower

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), has a slightly sweet scent and was considered a sacred oil in ancient Egypt, Israel, and Greece that is mentioned in the Bible. Its fragrant scent stimulates creativity and meditation.

Hyssop (Hyssopus) is a genus of about 10-12 species of herbaceous or semi-woody plants in the family Lamiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to central Asia.

From Wikipedia, we learn more about hyssop’s history:

The name ‘hyssop’ can be traced back almost unchanged through the Greek (hyssopos) and Hebrew (ezov). The Book of Exodus records that the blood of the sacrifices was applied to the doorposts using hyssop on the night of Passover. Its purgative properties are also mentioned in the Book of Psalms. In the New Testament, a sponge soaked in sour wine or vinegar was stuck on a branch of hyssop and offered to Jesus of Nazareth on the cross just before he died. Both Matthew and Mark mention the occasion but refer to the plant using the general terms (kalamos), which is translated as “reed” or “stick.” Hyssop is used as an ingredient in eau de Cologne and the liqueur Chartreuse. It is also used to color the liquor Absinthe, along with Melissa and Roman wormwood. Hyssop is also used, usually in combination with other herbs such as liquorice, in herbal remedies, especially for lung conditions. It is a convulsant due to its Effect on CNS. Hyssop leaves have a slightly bitter minty flavour and can be added to soups, salads or meats, although should be used sparingly as the flavour is very strong.

ORAC index: Hyssop essential oil has an approximate ORAC of 209,167 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

hysop essential oilHow to Use
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil. Then apply to desired area as needed. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 10 minutes three times daily.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practioner prior to use. Not for use on children

Storage: Keep in a cool dark place.

Ingredients
Hyssopus officinalis† (Hyssop) leaf oil †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

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Item No. 3566, 5 ml – Hyssop Essential Oil


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