Extraction method: Steam distillation
Parts used: Leaves and flowering tops
Aroma: Herbaceous, camphoraceous, powerful aromatic, warm, sweet, slightly spicy
Largest Producing Countries: Southern Europe, Brazil, Palestine
Traditional Uses: Used since ancient times as a purifying herb. It was also used in culinary and medicinal applications such as tonics because of it’s warming and stimulating nature.
Properties:diaphoretic, diuretic, degongestant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, mental stimulant, antiparasitic, regulates lipid metabolism
Mental & Emotional Effects: Similar to thyme and eucalyptus, hyssop invigorates and strengthens. By opening the chest both physiologically and emotionally, it helps purify the aura and add resolve. Aides in concentration and relief of short term memory fatigue.
Benefits: Arthritis, blood pressue, bruises, coughs & colds, sore throats, viral infections,
Blends well with: Eucalyptus, myrtle, lavender, citrus, rosemary, sage, camphor, juniper, cajeput, laurel
Other Interesting Notes: Strengthens the spleen-pancreas, is warming to the digestion
Safety Data: Should be avoided during pregnancy. Do not use if diagnosed with epilepsy. Always use in dilution.
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