Hyssop, also known as the holy herb, is mentioned numerous times in the Holy Bible. Used by powerful biblical leaders, like David, Moses, Solomon, and Jesus, hyssop cleansed and purified mankind, both internally and externally. It was also used to wash and polish sacred places. Others embraced hyssop as well. The Greeks used hyssop for respiratory problems. Persians used hyssop in a type of body lotion to give the skin a fine color. Indians used it to reduce body tissue fluids, to alleviate bruises, and to soothe cuts and wounds. And Europeans in the 17th century used hyssop as an air freshener. Once used extensively across the globe, its use in the Western world diminished as modern day medicine took its place. Now with a resurgence in acceptance of holistic therapies, hyssop is once again a therapeutic leader.
Antiseptic, appetite loss, asthma, anxiety, bloating, bronchitis, bruises, circulation, clarity, concentration, colds and flu, coughs, cuts, creativity, digestive system, eczema, emotional balance, excess phlegm, inflammation (skin), low blood pressure, meditation, menstrual problems, mental fatigue, nervous tension, sore throat, stress-related conditions, tonsillitis, whooping cough and wounds.
Essential Oil Applications:
As an antiseptic, use 2-3 drops on a cotton ball or swab and apply to wounds.
To help relieve anxiety, mental fatigue, nervous tension, and stress- related disorders, and to aid clarity, concentration, and creativity, and for meditation, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
For appetite loss, bloating, and poor digestion, add 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage over entire abdominal area.
For bronchitis, coughs, excess phlegm, and other respiratory problems, there are three different ways to use hyssop: use 2-3 drops in a diffuser, or combine 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil, and rub mixture on chest. Can also place 2-3 drops on a cotton ball or handkerchief and breathe in periodically.
To boost circulation, use 4-6 drops in 2 ounces of carrier oil and massage over entire body.
To help heal cuts and wounds, dilute with water, place on cotton ball, and dab affected areas.
If emotions are running wild, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
To help with low blood pressure, use 3-5 drops in a diffuser regularly.
For menstrual problems, like bloating and water retention, use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on lower abdomen and lower back area. Can also use 8-10 drops in bath water.
For sore throats, tonsillitis, or whooping cough, use 3-5 drops in a steam inhalation.
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Avoid if pregnant. Do not use if diagnosed with epilepsy or high blood pressure.
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