Actions: Warming, Stimulating, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic (Relaxes spasms & cramps)
Found In: uff! (Touch + Soothe)
Hyssop, not to be mistaken for Anise hyssop, is a shrub in the Lamiaceae or mint family native to Southern Europe and the Middle East. It's known to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory1 properties and thus used in traditional herbal medicine both topically and orally2.
The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects may make hyssop oil a treatment option for mild skin irritation. This includes minor burns, small cuts, and even frostbite. Eczema, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin conditions could possibly benefit3.
- Xiaojuan Ma, Xiumin Ma, Zhixing Ma, Jing Wang, Zhan Sun, Wenyan Yu, Fengsen Li, Jianbing Ding (2014). Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine. 8(5) 1371-1374.
- van Wyk, Ben-Erik; Wink, Michael (2004). Medicinal Plants of the World: An Illustrated Scientific Guide to Important Medicinal Plants and Their Uses. Timber Press, Incorporated. ISBN978-0-88192-602-6., p 177.
- Ané Orchard and Sandy van Vuuren (2017). Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine.