Hyssop Essential Oil Properties and Uses

Hyssop Essential Oil Properties

plant origin: France, Hungary

medicinal properties: Antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-infectious, anticatarrhal, decongestant, cleansing, purifying, and helps reduce fats in tissue.  Hyssop raises low blood pressure.  It also helps to regulate menstrual flow and increases perspiration.

traditional uses: For almost a millennium, Hyssop has been used medicinally for its antiseptic, disinfecting, and anti-infectious properties.  It has also been beneficial for opening the respiratory system.

other uses: Anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bruises, respiratory infections, coughs, cuts, dermatitis, indigestion, fatigue, nervous tension, parasites (expelling worms), rheumatism, sore throats, viral infections, and wounds.

application: Diffuse and apply topically.

note: Do not use if you are epileptic or have high blood pressure.


uses for hyssop

  • To reduce stress and tension, rub a drop of Hyssop oil into the shoulder/neck area.
  • Inhale Hyssop oil from the bottle to help loosen phlegm the chest area (it is an expectorant).
  • To soothe burned skin, try using Hyssop oil.
  • Apply hot compresses with Hyssop oil for rheumatism.
  • To prevent scarring, apply Hyssop oil on injured area.
  • To help reduce a bruise, apply a cold compress with Hyssop oil as soon as possible after bruising.
  • For a chest rub, mix 10 drops of Hyssop oil with a 1-ounce base of carrier oil for respiratory conditions.
  • Apply Hyssop oil to the chest, neck, and feet to help relieve symptoms related to the respiratory system, especially to help discharge mucus.  Also try diffusing.
  • Add 5-10 drops of Hyssop oil to your bath water for nervous exhaustion, guilt, or grief.