Many of the Hyssop uses go back to ancient times. Spiritually it has been used to cleanse, purify and even to “forgive sins”. It has been used for meditation and rituals as well.
Did you know that the Romans used Hyssop to protect themselves against the plague? Yes they used it to combat infection and disinfect homes where people were sick!
Today, the uses of Hyssop essential oil include assistance for respiratory infections such as bronchitis as well as colds and coughs. It strengthens the lungs and the immune system and supports breathing. It also assists with digestion and has a mild diuretic action!
Did you know that Hyssop essential oil has shown inhibition against cervical, lung and skin cancer? A study in 2003 conducted by Brigham Young University confirmed that Hyssop in small concentrations inhibits cancer cell growth!
Did you know that Hyssop oil contains 20-40% monoterpenes and almost 50% ketones? Monoterpenes awaken or restore the correct information in the DNA of the cell. When the cellular memory is restored to the original DNA, then healing is permanent! Ketones are known to be calming emotionally and are very helpful as decongestant or expectorants!
What is the Genus Species? Hyssopus officinalis
Why is this information important? It’s always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn’t really tell you exactly what you’re getting!
Where is the name derived from? Hyssop comes from a Hebrew word “ezob” meaning “holy herb”.
What Part of the Plant is Used? Stems and leaves.
What is the ORAC Value? 20,900 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Hyssops is mentioned 12 times in the Bible? Jesus was offered a fragrant branch of Hyssop in the last minutes of his death.
What are the Plant Properties? Anti-asthmatic, anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, antiviral astringent, decongestant, diuretic, regulates lipid metabolism, mucolytic and sedative.
What are the Documented Hyssop Uses and Benefits? Arthritis, appetite (restoring), anxiety, gout, bruises, respiratory infections and congestion, parasites (worms), circulatory disorders, raising low blood pressure, nervous tension, fatigue, and viral infections.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its earthy and woody aroma brings stimulates meditation and creativity.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Hyssop uses include the spiritual influences as well.
Hyssop is very spiritual oil and has been used since the time of the Lemurians. It is used to understand our spiritual purpose and create a better connection with people (and the divine) through relationships. It releases judgment of self and others, as well as, old beliefs that no longer serve our spiritual direction. It supports our spiritual journey of discovery, purpose and inner nourishment.
What Chakra is Affected? The sacral and solar plexus chakras are balanced. Aligning of root, sacral, solar plexus chakras with heart chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Violet
How do I use it?
Use diluted – 20:80 dilution. Then,
• Apply several drops (2-4) on location
• Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
• Directly inhale
• Diffuse, or
• May be used as a dietary supplement.
Can this Oil be used for Animals? Yes, in small amounts or in Raindrop. I usually allow an animal to smell this oil or use it topically in small amounts mostly by placing it on an acupressure point to shift the energy.
Best not to use it internally for our pets as it is a purgative and can be very powerful used in this manner. However, Hyssop is contained in professionally made blends that I use all the time with animals including Relieve It (deep tissue pain) and ImmuPower (immune system).
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats due to the quality of the oil. Citrus and pine products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade quality! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, Hyssop Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities, so please know your source.
There are many Hyssop uses because it is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
People with epilepsy should not use Hyssop. Women who are pregnant or those with high blood pressure should avoid using this oil.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Hyssop is connected with the forgiveness of sins and baptism?
Did you know that Hyssop is used as an ingredient in Chartreuse Liqueur?
Diffuse or place Hyssop oil on your forehead to assist in meditation!
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