Botanical name: Hyssopus Officinalis
Botanical family: Labiatae
Part of plant used: Leaves and flowering tops
Origin: Hyssop is common in the Midi region of France and the Mediterranean.
Description: Not a strong aroma but very in-depth and powerful.
History: The Hebrews called Hyssop, Ezob. Used in biblical times as a great cleanser.
Properties and Indications:
- Raises low blood pressure – good for the circulatory system
- Chest complaints – allows the bronchioles to dilate
- Asthma – use in an oil burner rather than as a massage or inhalation
- Mucousy states, pussy conditions
- Effective on the parasympathetic nervous system
- Can be healing to the skin in cases of dermatitis and eczema
- Cleanses the soul and spirit, particularly for morbid states
- Depression with no real reason – suicidal tendencies
- Helps people to go deeper – by-passes the mind
- Deep seated fear, superstitious fear
- Do not use if pregnant
- Can cause nausea, dizziness, convulsions
- Do not use on epileptics or people with high blood pressure
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