Essential Oil Profile: Hyssop decumbens

Hyssop decumbens

Latin Name: Hyssop officinalis var. decumbens

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part: Flower, buds & leaves

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Middle. Element: Metal.

Function Groups: Oxide, Terpene, Sesquiterpene, Alcohol, Ester, Ketone (small amount)

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata, Kapha

Scent: Sweet, camphorous, warm, spicy, herbaceous, powerful.

For Skin Type: None

Cautions: Not during pregnancy or with children. Do not confuse with Hyssopus officinalis L. *  High blood pressure Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, Pages 49 .

Physical Uses: Colds, sinusitis, sore throat, congestion, coughs, bronchitis, hay fever, asthma, nail fungus, strongly antiviral ( fever blisters & herpes) and anti-bacterial, colic, regulate high blood pressure *.

Mental/Emotional: Nervous system tonic, grief, addiction

Other Uses: Space clearing ritual, natural perfumery

Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit, Leaf.

Possible Substitutes: Lavender Spike, Rosemary 1.8

News You Can Use: Hyssop has a history as a strewing (plants that are scattered over floors and dwellings) and purifying herb.

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/hyssop-essential-oil/profile

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, Pages 28, 49, 102, 112, 123.

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/hyssop-oil.asp

https://www.edenbotanicals.com/hyssop-decumbens.html?

 

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