Hyssop oil...It's one of the bitter herbs mentioned in the Old Testament, employed to purify the temples. Romans used hyssop to protect themselves against the plague, and to disinfect the houses of the sick.
Church of St. Meri Dating from the 14th Century in the Fortress, Berat, Albania
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Botanical Name - Hyssopus officinalis
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled
Parts Used - Flowering plant
Note Classification - Middle
Aroma - Sweet, camphoraceous top note and warm spicy-herbaceous undertones
Largest Producing Countries - Hungary, France, and Albania
Traditional Use - Hyssop oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes, especially eau-de-cologne and oriental bases. This oil is used to flavor the liqueur chartreuse.
Properties - Antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cicatrizant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, sedative, sudorific, tonic (heart and circulation), vermifuge, and vulnerary
Benefits - Amenorrhea, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, bruises, catarrh, colds, colic, cough, cuts, dermatitis, dyspepsia, eczema, fatigue, fevers, flatulence, flu, genito-urinary system, hay fever, hypertension, hypotension, hysteria, indigestion, inflammation, influenza, leucorrhea, loss of appetite, low or high blood pressure, nervous tension, otitis, parasites, quinsy, rheumatism, scrofula, sore throat, stones (urinary), stress related conditions, tonsillitis, tuberculosis, whooping cough, and wounds.
Blends Well With - Bay, clary sage, geranium, lavender, myrtle, rosemary, sage, and citrus oils.
Safety Data -
is generally non-irritating and non-sensitizing. However, due to the pinocamphone content of this oil it’s moderately toxic and has caused a few reactions in some people. Therefore, use it with caution. This oil should be used only in moderation. Avoid this oil in pregnancy and if you are epileptic. Don’t use this oil if you have high blood pressure.
Girls Knitting in Albania Photograph - Albania
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