Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis var decumbens
Country of Origin: Spain
Extraction Method: Certified Organic Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Apr 2020
Minimum Shelf Life: 4 years
Plant Part: Flower Tops and Leaves
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, sweetly camphoraceous, warm, reminiscent of lavender with minty back noteBlends well with: Clary Sage, Eucalyptus globulus, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender Fine or High Altitude, Lemon, Rosemary verbenone, Tangerine, Thyme ct linalool
One of the greatest benefits of steam distilled flower tops from Hyssop decumbens is the ability of the essential oil to loosen mucous and relieve bronchial congestion and spasms. Important in aromatherapy for respiratory conditions, we only offer the decumbens variety of organic Hyssop because it is gentle and does not contain potentially toxic ketones (pinocamphone) found in common Hyssop officinalis. Hyssop decumbens is a potent antiviral essential oil that has also been shown effective with cold sores and respiratory conditions.
The aroma of Hyssop decumbens is pleasant and sweetly camphoraceous with a slight reminiscent of lavender and light minty smell.
Although Hyssop decumbens is primarily a respiratory essential oil it can also help combat nervous jitters and reinforce relaxation. For stress, anxiety or nervousness you may find, as we have, diffusing Hyssop decumbens in concert with a few drops of Clary Sage
, Lavender High Altitude
to be relaxing and comforting.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: anti-asthmatic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory (pulmonary), antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, anxiety, bronchitis, bruises, colds, cuts, eczema, emmenagogic, fatigue, flu, hay fever, immune stimulant, indigestion, nervousness, parasites, rheumatism, sore throat, stress, tonsillitis (gargle), wounds
General use: Oil warmers and diffusers, massage oil, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap, candles
Contraindications: Avoid while pregnant, with nursing mothers and children.
Photo: Isidre Blanc
, Solsonès-Catalunya, Spain