Latin Name: Hyssop officinalis var. decumbens
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant Part: Flower, buds & leaves
Note/Element: Note: Middle. Element: Metal.
Function Groups: Oxide, Terpene, Sesquiterpene, Alcohol, Ester, Ketone (small amount)
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.
Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, Pages 28, 49, 102, 112, 123.