Health Benefits of Hyssop Essential Oil

by skytales | July 29, 2019

Hyssop Essential Oil is an amazing agent for various types of conditions. It has tons of health benefits owing to its powerful properties: antiseptic, astringent, stimulant, antirheumatic, anti-Spasmodic, cicatrizant, vulnerary, carminative, diuretic, digestive, emmenagogue, tonic, hypertensive, expectorant nervine, vermifuge, febrifuge, and sudorific.

The shrub, Hyssop, is where Hyssop Essential Oil comes from by steam distillation of its flowers and leaves. In scientific nomenclature system, Hyssop refers to Hyssopus Officinalis. Dubbed as a “sacred” or “holy” herb long ago, hyssop grows primarily in the Mediterranean region.

Believe it or not, there exist in the Old Testament a reference about Hyssop as a purifying agent because of its antimicrobial and disinfectant properties. Thujone, Gamma Terpineol, Iso-Pinocamphene, Limonene, Sabinene, Camphene, Cineole, Alpha-Pinene, Pinocamphone, Beta-Pinene, and Myrcene are the major components of Hyssop essential oil.

Health Benefits Of Hyssop Essential Oil

In the past, people weren’t wrong to identify the therapeutic properties of Hyssop essential oil. There is a lot to benefit from the therapeutic properties of Hyssop essential oil.

1. Vermifuge

Hyssop oil can kill worms and intestinal parasites. Thus, children who suffer from an obstructed growth because of those worms will find this essential oil extremely beneficial. It puts nutrients to good use so that those children can experience a better life and develop properly.

2. Astringent

It is an astringent’s job to shrink or contract something. As an astringent, Hyssop essential oil can make the blood vessels, gums, tissues, muscles, skin, limbs, intestines, and abdomen to contract. There are various ways this essential oil can help because of its astringent property.

The essential oil derived from Hyssop causes the blood vessels to contract to protect the skin and muscles against age-related symptoms such as teeth loss or loosening, hemorrhaging, wrinkles, and skin sagging.

3. Anti-rheumatic

The essential oil extracted from Hyssop promotes and boosts circulation. Thus, this amazing essential oil also aids in curing diseases connected to faulty circulation like swelling, rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.

4. Antispasmodic

Hyssop essential oil is an antispasmodic. Meaning, it can relieve the respiratory system of spasms, thus curing coughs caused by it. It also rids the nervous system of spasms to treat convulsions and its symptoms. Not to mention, Hyssop essential oil can also relieve an acute pain in the abdomen by reducing spasms of the muscles and intestines and curing cramps. Amazingly, this essential oil is also capable of curing cholera brought about by spasms.

5. Vulnerary

The essential oil derived from the shrub Hyssop prevents the infection of wounds and heals wounds quickly.

6. Cicatrisant

Applying Hyssop essential oil on deep cuts can quickly heal it. A topical administration of this essential oil can reduce scar marks that deep cuts leave after they recover. Similarly, it is beneficial in reducing the visibility of pox, insect bites, boils, and infections.

7. Antiseptic

It is always a good practice to treat a wound, an abrasion, or a cut immediately before it becomes septic. The wound can also worsen to a tetanus infection if an object made out of iron pierced to cause it. Applying hyssop essential oil on wounds might come handy to prevent sepsis and tetanus. As an antiseptic, this powerful essential oil can protect the wounds against infections.

8. Sudorific

People who suffer from an obstructed, inadequate, or no perspiration (something that teens covet) are probably at risk. Meaning, there is an accumulation of toxins, excess water, and excess sodium in their body which can lead to a more serious or bigger health problem.

As a sudorific, hyssop essential oil promotes so much perspiration and removes water, toxins, and excess salts out of the body. Not to mention, it can also help in weight loss.

9. Diuretic

This oil also hastens the detoxification of the body. It stimulates urination to rid the body of excess fats, fluid, and sodium and reduce blood pressure. The essential oil from Hyssop makes urination more frequent and increases urine quantity as well.

Furthermore, hyssop essential oil also reduces gas formation, maintains a healthy heart, and helps in the digesting process.

10. Digestive

The essential oil from Hyssop can facilitate digestion. The stimulant property that it possesses is what gives it the ability to stimulate the release of gastric juices such as bile, acids, and enzymes into the stomach. Thus, there is an increase in the speed of decomposing carbohydrates, complex proteins, and some other nutrients.

Hyssop essential oil can also stimulate the peristaltic motion of the intestines. Thus, the intestinal villi are able to optimize nutrient absorption. Thus, this essential oil can also facilitate food passage through the intestines.

11. Stimulant

The ability to stimulate all the systems functioning within the body which include the excretory, nervous, neural, circulatory, endocrine, and digestive system is a health benefit to gain from hyssop oil. In turn, the essential oil extracted from hyssop stimulates the entire metabolic activities within the body. It also helps optimize nutrient absorption and consumption. Most importantly, it also activates and stimulates the immune system to prevent diseases and infections.

12. Expectorant

Hyssop essential oil is an expectorant, the property that makes it beneficial in terms of loosening the accumulated phlegm in the respiratory tracts. This essential oil provides warmth in the respiratory system and prevents phlegm from further depositing. Not to mention, it also helps in curing infections induced by the common cold.

13. Nervine

As a nervine, hyssop oil benefits the nervous system by serving as its tonic. Meaning, this oil helps in maintaining a healthy nervous system and its proper functioning. Thus, it helps in preventing nervous disorders. This essential oil makes an effective remedy for convulsions, vertigo, and nervousness.

14. Emmenagogue

As an emmenagogue, the essential oil extracted from Hyssop benefits women who suffer from an exhausting, irregular, obstructed, or painful menstruation. Hyssop essential oil causes the menses to open up, making it regular. It also helps in overcoming mense-related symptoms such as mood swings, appetite loss, fatigue, lower abdominal pain, headache, and nausea.

15. Febrifuge

Hyssop essential oil helps to reduce a fever caused by infections by battling infections. It also reduces a fever caused by toxin build-up by promoting urination to rid the body of toxins. The essential oil extracted from Hyssop also promotes perspiration. Thus, it significantly benefits people with a very high fever by bringing down their temperature.

16. Carminative

As a carminative, hyssop essential oil can help rid the intestines of gases. This essential oil can actually stimulate the gases’ downward passage to remove them out of the body safely. It also relieves appetite loss, nausea, indigestion, uneasiness, vomiting, stomach aches, and heaviness as well as heart complications.

17. Hypertensive

The hypertensive property of Hyssop essential oil may not be fitting for people who suffer from high blood pressure. However, it comes handy for people who have low blood pressure or are hypotensive. Hyssop oil can cause the blood pressure to elevate. It helps in eliminating problems related to hypotension like swelling in the limbs, headaches, vomiting tendency, and fatigue.

Other Benefits

Hyssop essential oil is an effective remedy for dermatitis, coughs, eczema, colds, asthma, flu, bronchitis, mumps, sore throat, and tonsillitis.


It is advisable that pregnant women and epileptics should avoid the use of Hyssop essential oil, as it contains Pinocamphone, a nerve-stimulating compound.


Hyssop essential oil blends well with Angelica essential oilRosemary essential oil, and Lavandin essential oilMelissa essential oilGeranium essential oilTangerine essential oil, and Orange essential oil also make excellent carrier oils for Hyssop essential oil.