Hyssop is a shrub that ranges from 12 to 24 inches in height and, it has a woody stem that serves as a base, from which grow the straight branches. The leaves are dark green, and the flowers are fragrant and colorful. In the summer months, the plant produces blue, pink and white flowers.
Hyssop has been used for centuries, it was commonly used by ancient religious figures to purify the body, mind and spirit. The Greeks found Hyssop useful in promoting peace and comfort, and Persians and Indians used it in lotions and blends in order to keep the skin soft, supple and well hydrated.
- Respiratory – Hyssop is antispasmodic which means it relieves spasms and is often used to soothe coughs, loosen phlegm, for bronchitis and other respiratory conditions.
- Parasites – Because it is a vermifuge, Hyssop is is used to expel parasites, especially in the intestinal tract. Parasites once in the body live on the hosts body depleting it of nutrients. Parasites usually cause dysentery, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, constipation and many other symptoms. If not treated, a parasite infestation can cause severe health problems.
- Infections – Due to it’s antiseptic properties, Hyssop is used on insect bites, cuts and wounds to protect from infection.
- Circulation – Used to promote circulation, known for it’s anti-rheumatic properties Hyssop may help with rheumatism, arthritis, osteoarthritis and swelling.
- Heart Rate – lowers when the blood circulates properly, the heart muscles relax and blood pressure flows evenly throughout the body.
- Hemorrhoids – Often used as a home remedy to reduce pressure on the veins of the anus and rectum, alleviating swelling, pain and bleeding.
- Digestive – Stimulates the gastric juices into the stomach which speeds up the decomposition of complex proteins, carbohydrates and other nutrients.
- PMS and Hormones – Used to help women with irregular, obstructed or painful menstruation and is used to relieve symptoms such as headache, nausea, pain, fatigue and mood swings.
- Vertigo – Serves as a tonic for the nervous system, keeping it healthy and in good working order, may help avoid nervous disorders and is effective in cases of vertigo, nervousness and convulsions.
How to Use
- Parasite cleanse – Massage the Parasite Cleanse recipe (shown below) deeply onto your belly in a clockwise motion from the belly button going outwards.
- Use in your diffuser during times of mental stress or fatigue
- As a chest rub – Add 5 drops of Hyssop and 3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oils to 1 Tablespoon of a carrier oil and massage onto the chest and throat.
- Inhale directly from the bottle, a cloth or from the palm of your hands to clear the breath and balance the mind.
- Add 8 – 10 drops to a warm bath and soak.
Parasite Cleanse Recipe:
6 drops of Hyssop essential oil
3 drops of Oregano essential oil
2 drops of Clove essential oil
1 Tablespoon of a carrier oil such as Jojoba, Sweet Almond etc.
Massage the Parasite Cleanse recipe deeply onto your belly in a clockwise motion from the belly button going outwards. Use daily for 2 weeks straight, take 1 week off and then continue for two more weeks.